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Jun 2018
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June 08, 2018

Debtor’s Statement About a Single Asset Must be in Writing to Prevent Discharge of Debt

In Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling, Case No. 16-1215, issued June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court held that a statement about a single asset can be a “statement respecting the debtor&rs...

May 2018
31
May 31, 2018

Federal Government Dips a Toe into the Paid Family Leave Pool

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for various reasons. Five states plus the District of Columbia have enacted laws mandating some period of paid leave...

May 2018
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May 24, 2018

Michigan Joins 34 States in Extending LGBTQ Protections to Employees

In recent years, federal courts have split on the issue of whether Title VII’s anti-discrimination protection extends to LGBTQ employees. And while the EEOC has taken the position that Title ...

May 2018
23
May 23, 2018

Attorney Spotlight: Lisa Zimmer on Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans

Why did you choose to become an attorney? After college, I worked as a benefits analyst in Washington, D.C. for five years. When COBRA went into effect, I recall asking one of the in-house at...

May 2018
23
May 23, 2018

Can the Plan Pay for That?

That is a question we are regularly asked. Benefit plans are not free. A bill arrives and either the company or the plan has to pay. Can the bill be paid using plan assets? Rest assured that the go...

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