06October
2016
Guard Against Age-Bias Suits When Downsizing

While a bad economy may be one of the biggest reasons companies downsize, there are other reasons, including mergers and acquisitions, changes in management, and outsourcing. Problems can arise, however, if laid-off employees believe they are victims of discrimination. Employees who have been with the company for a long time may feel they are victims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA). Others may believe they have legal claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Equal Pay Act (EPA). To minimize the risks of potential litigation,…

06October
2016
Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

If you are one of the many Americans who are in a second marriage, you may need to revisit your estate strategy.ยน Unlike a typical first marriage, second marriages often require special consideration that should address children from a prior marriage and the disposition of assets accumulated prior to the second marriage. Second Marriages Here are some ideas you may want to think about when updating your estate strategy: You may want to ensure that your children from your first marriage are set up to receive assets from your estate, even as you provide your second spouse with adequate resources…