While estate planning is probably one of the last things your teenage kids are thinking about, given the dire threat coronavirus represents, when they turn 18, it should be their and your number-one priority. At 18, they become legal adults in the eyes of the law so you no longer have the authority to make decisions regarding their health care & finances if something happens to them. While you can't totally prevent your child from any unforeseen maladies, you can put a plan in place to assure th
2020 saw the passing of one of Marvel’s greatest superheroes, The Black Panther, King T’Challa. After four years of box office hits and hospital treatments, Chadwick Boseman has succumbed to colon cancer, ending a stellar career and leaving a million-dollar estate behind. However, it turns out that Boseman died without a will. Though this is a fairly common occurrence, such a situation has legal consequences that might take ages to resolve. Not to mention costly and even distressing.
The staggering events of 2020 have greatly affected each person’s overall mental and emotional health. Faced with sudden changes such as sickness, loss, or unemployment it is difficult to stay positive. No pun intended. However, this may be an opportunity to invest in your most important asset—yourself. It is a time of unearthing your skills and talents that may have been stored away all this time. As each person is unique you surely have something to offer that nobody else could. You could be t
The coronavirus outbreak has most business owners on their toes. The constant emphasis on the slightest human interaction through skeletal arrangements results in taking in more tasks on your already full plate. From implementing safety measures to protect your employees, formulating strategies to mitigate the outbreak’s impact, to finding ways to generate more revenue — you feel the need to do it all. Here is some advice on how to navigate the volatile business environment in the new normal.
Keeping tabs on the latest developments in public health is vital in reopening your business especially during these dire times. Non-compliance and possible lawsuits are no-no in an already risky business environment. The EEOC's issuance of guidance on antibody tests is one of those developments you should take note of.
COVID 19 has complicated most things that have to do with business, and that includes the rules about granting sick leave to employees. While there are similarities between FFCRA and FMLA, there are certain conditions accepted only under FFCRA. Knowing these conditions can help you create healthcare policies that would best benefit your employees without compromising your "new normal" business operations.
The California Senate passed AB5 that addresses the “employment status” of workers when the hiring entity claims the worker is an independent contractor and not an employee. If you are an independent contractor in California, there are some steps you can take immediately to bolster your position as an independent contractor. Read here to learn more and understand its applicability to you, as either an independent contractor or a business owner who hires independent contractors.
As a business owner, one of your top priorities is to maneuver your business away from creditors' claims, litigation, and other factors that can put your business at risk. The protection and preservation of the wealth you create as an entrepreneur doesn't just happen on its own. It involves strategic planning and intentional execution - which a lot of entrepreneurs fail to focus and execute. To help you protect your wealth & assets, here are a few strategies you can use and include in your plan.
As the pandemic continues to impact businesses around the world and as public authorities continue to respond to the ever-evolving challenges of this pandemic, the legal risks surrounding the decisions you make increase - your usual business practices will likely be disrupted and recordkeeping may not always be in front of mind. Recordkeeping responsibilities remain as important as ever so be prepared and don't forget to comply with authorities to avoid potential legal risks.
Savvy business owners recognize the value of contracts but often explore ways to reduce the cost of obtaining them by creating their own contracts using DIY templates available online. This DIY method has become a mantra these days as it can be a great way to save money, however, this method costs more in the long run and is even risky, especially if it is a legal document like a contract. What you do not know can, in fact, hurt you, and the following are examples of the potential risks you face