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Don't Make the Grave Mistake: Avoid Making Duplicative Payments for Final Services!

Have you ever considered paying in advance for your funeral/burial expenses to save your loved ones the financial burden? If your finances allow you to do so, pre-paying for funeral/burial services is an efficient and...more

Thou Shall Accommodate: Funeral Leave as a Religious Accommodation Under Title VII

Requests for reasonable accommodations are commonplace for employers of qualified individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But a recent case reminds employers that reasonable accommodation of...more

Funeral Leaves Are Not Always What They May Seem

We often counsel employers to be wary of employment law considerations in situations that may not seem obvious at first glance. For example, prohibiting employees from using certain language on social media sites has proven...more

Afterlife Identity Protection: Who to Notify When a Loved One Passes

When a loved one passes away, a crucial step in minimizing the risk of identity left is to notify the proper entities, such as government and credit reporting agencies, banks, and creditors of your loved one's death....more

Insight on Estate Planning - June/July 2013

In This Issue: - New 3.8% Medicare contribution tax: Do you know how to reduce or eliminate your liability? - Estate planning for adopted children and stepchildren - Shipping your trust over the state line to...more

Insight on Estate Planning - June/July 2013: Estate Planning Pitfall - You’re using a prepaid funeral plan

To relieve their families of the burden of planning a funeral, many people plan their own and pay for them in advance. Unfortunately, prepaid funeral plans are fraught with potential traps. Some plans end up costing more than...more

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