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Read & Share: Four Ways to Energize a Post-Pandemic Workforce

Four Ways to Energize a Post-Pandemic Workforce The pandemic has put the workforce through the wringer and shifted priorities for both employees and employers alike. But as the world starts to look towards future growth and economic recovery, it’s important to recognize that each segment of the workforce has their own diverse needs. Drawing from a…

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How to Recognize the Signs of Parental Alienation

Over the years, my family law practice has developed a focus on handling cases that are considered “high conflict” or “complex” child custody cases. These cases often include allegations of “parental alienation” by one or both parents on either side of the case. It’s no secret that divorce has become a much more common part…

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The Weekly Scenario: Documents You Should Have Before You Travel, But Particularly if You Fall into a Specific Risk Group

No one likes to think of worst-case scenarios before a trip, but there are certain estate planning documents you should have in place before you leave. Like purchasing trip cancellation insurance, making some arrangements ahead of time will provide peace of mind while you are away. Some of these documents become even more critical if…

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COVID-19 “Long-Haulers” and Workplace Accommodations

Employers spent the better part of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 evaluating how to prevent employees from contracting COVID-19 and address COVID-19 positive employees. Now, as employees return to work, employers face new requests from employees who had COVID-19 weeks or months ago but have not fully recovered. These individuals, typically called” long-haulers,” often…

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Operational Considerations Following the CFPB’s 2021 Mortgage Servicing COVID-19 Final Rule

Late last month, the CFPB released its 2021 Mortgage Servicing COVID-19 Final Rule (“Final Rule”), which will take effect on August 31, 2021.  Residential mortgage loan servicers, including master servicers and subservicers, have likely begun reviewing the over 200-page rule, and the Bureau’s executive summary, to understand risks posed and obligations to consumers. The Final…

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Grey Divorce and Hidden Assets You Should Know About

When parties divorce later in life, it’s sometimes referred to as a “grey divorce”. The cause of these divorces can range from infidelity, to health issues that affect one or both spouses’ happiness, to financial insecurity, or simply to the effects of empty-nest syndrome. Whatever the reason, these divorces usually come after a couple has spent a…

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Employer Restraints on Employee Competition Under Attack

In many employment relationships, particularly those involving employees with management roles, customer contacts or specialized knowledge, employers have sought to restrain the employee from competing with the employer’s business after terminating employment.  These so-called “Covenants Not to Compete” have always been subject to court-imposed  restraints in order to be enforceable – the covenant may not…

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OK at Work: What Employers Can Learn from the Olympics and Sha’Carri Richardson

On this week’s episode of OK at Work,  Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson’s month-long suspension due to a positive marijuana test, which has caused her to miss the Olympics. The suspension of a star performer for marijuana use away from the “workplace” brings to light the need to…

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Why Would I Pay Alimony If My Soon To Be Ex-Spouse Has a Job?

Most people understand that when there is a divorce, one party sometimes has to pay alimony to support the other party. But the details of who pays alimony, and why, can be a bit fuzzy. I deal with divorce proceedings every day, and a common question I am asked is, “Why would I pay alimony…

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Read & Share: Breaking Down America’s Energy Consumption in 2020

Breaking Down America’s Energy Consumption in 2020 The United States relies on a complex mix of energy sources to fuel the country’s various end-sectors’ energy consumption. While this energy mix is still dominated by fossil fuels, there are signs of a steady shift to renewable energy over the past decade. This radial Sankey diagram using…

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