TIPS OF THE WEEK – Estate Planning and Elder Law
By: Anthony Ferraro Do you have powers of attorney in place? I know it sounds simplistic, and we have all heard this before, but perhaps the most important document that you can have upon beginning the long term care journey….
EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS
By: Margherita Albarello Illinois Workplace Transparency Act, pending Senate Bill 30 This pending bill provides that employers of any size shall not require a current or prospective employee to sign a “nondisclosure agreement” that (1) limits the person’s right to….
U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Law on a state’s right to compel mail-order/internet sellers to collect sales tax on products delivered to that state
Our Constitution in its Commerce Clause prevents states from discriminating against or unduly burdening interstate commerce. Commerce has obviously changed considerably in the almost 250 years since the Constitution was written: sales taxes were once collected only on local transactions:….
Elder Law Update Trusts: Does My Aging Mother Really Need One?
When clients come into our office, the first question they often ask is, “Do I need to set up a trust for my loved one?” The answer depends on the circumstances. Frequently, clients are interested in setting up a trust….
Always Maximize Pre-Litigation Settlement Efforts
As anyone who has been involved in litigation knows, there is almost always communication between the parties and their attorneys before a lawsuit is filed. This is usually at the point when emotions are running high. One party feels that….
When Alleged Hostile Work Environment Does Not Constitute Actionable Title VII Harassment – Summary Judgment in Favor of the Employer
Mulligan-Grimstad v. Morgan Stanley, 877 F.3d 705 (7th Cir., Dec. 11, 2017) Scenario: Kerrie is hired in 2001 as a sales associate at a financial advisory firm. She enjoys success at work, including promotions. In 2005, she is teamed with….