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December 2018 Archives

4 important designations in your estate plan

Planning your estate comes with a lot of decisions. The good news is that you can change your plan over time if there are things that come up that make you rethink some of the decisions you made previously. There are some exceptions to this, such as irrevocable trusts, so make sure you know which ones you can change when you are developing your estate plan.

What is a light duty job?

An injured worker receiving workers' compensation will sometimes return to work for light duty if there is a role he or she can perform. Generally speaking, the injured worker must get approval from a doctor before going back to work, assuming the light duty role fits within his or her medical restrictions. If the doctor approves the return to work, the worker will have to show up or risk having workers' compensation benefits suspended or modified.

PTA employee claims boss's treatment led to heart attack

A 30-year-veteran of the Pennsylvania Transit Authority (PTA) is taking his employer to federal court for alleged abuse by a boss. According to reports, the $150,000 lawsuit claims that a worker's boss created a stressful work environment where he was continually bullied, which ultimately led to a heart attack in 2017. The man, who is of Indian descent, also claims that his boss discriminated against him because of his race.

Making the holiday party safe for all

One longstanding tradition for many businesses is the holiday party. Some are large events involving staff and clients. Others are smaller staff-only affairs that are more like a cocktail party. Whatever the format, an unfortunate part of the tradition may be binge drinking by staff and management, which can lead to awkward moments or more serious legal issues.

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