Bankruptcy Rule Changes:

Bankruptcy Rule Changes: Secured Creditors Must File Claims New Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy Cases By Trev E. Peterson Congress requires that I disclose that our firm is a “debt relief agency” under the Bankruptcy Code. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. As with all articles on [...]

November 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Shining a Light on Infection Prevention

Manual cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to limiting the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other care facilities.  Due to human error, areas of the health care environment may be missed or insufficiently cleaned, exposing patients to infection. Automated systems that use UV-C, the highest-energy form of ultraviolet light, are showing promise. This wavelength of [...]

June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Arbitration Agreements and Power of Attorneys

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Kindred Nursing Centers L.P. v. Clark that under the Federal Arbitration Act, States cannot put more stringent requirements to forming an arbitration agreement compared to other contracts. This is not the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has made this type of ruling, but State Courts have continued [...]

May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Core Benefits Have High Value

You don’t need a dog-friendly environment or on-site yoga lessons in order to have a positive impact on employee satisfaction. Glassdoor.com, a website where current and former employees anonymously review companies and their management, conducted a global benefits analysis in 2016. Their findings showed just three basic benefits had a measurable impact on overall employee [...]

Title Insurance: What Is It and Do I Need It?

Title insurance provides coverage for losses due to title defects that render title to the insured real estate unmarketable. For example, if there is an easement on a property, the current owner may not recall the existence of the easement, but a title insurer should find the easement in the insurer’s search of the public [...]

April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Summons of Garnishment – Answer them

Once a party is awarded a monetary judgment and becomes a judgment creditor, that party still needs to collect the judgment. The most common way a judgment creditor collects from a judgment debtor is by garnishment. Garnishments are sent to a person, entity or employer the judgment creditor believes has property that belongs to the [...]

March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Minding Your Business on Social Media

Social media has blurred the line between personal and professional life. What can an employer do to safeguard their business? A proactive approach in which you set rules and educate your employees is best. Here are some basic guidelines: Develop guidelines regarding personal versus work-related accounts.  Address specific aspects such as photos, language and the sharing of company [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Service Animals, Allergies and the ADA

Employers have an obligation to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities under the ADA. That means that employers generally must allow the use of suitably trained service animals by their employees. But what happens when that animal causes another employee to become ill because of allergies? Can you ban the animal? The ADA requires Employers to [...]

March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|