Changes to Trademark Rules

By | Trademark

Effective December 21, 2019, all trademark applicants and registrants will be required to file trademark applications and documents concerning applications and registrations online using the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).  According to the…

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Employment Law Update

By | Employment Law

Supreme Court Holds Title VII’s Charge-Filing Requirement is Mandatory But Waivable if Not Timely Raised by Employer By Marty Lemert           The United States Supreme Court recently issued a decision making it easier for employees to bring Title VII claims…

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Adoption Update

By | Adoption

The beginning of a new year often means a fresh start for many, but it also means it is time to start gathering tax documentation in order to file your tax returns for 2018.  Adoptive parents who finalized their adoptions…

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Plans to Achieve Self-Support

By | Workers Compensation

As part of its work incentive program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has authorized the use of Plans to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) by disabled or blind individuals who are Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. A PASS enables these beneficiaries to set…

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Injury “By Accident”

By | Workers Compensation

For the recovery of workers compensation benefits, many jurisdictions require proof of injury “by accident.” While some states define accidental injuries in their workers compensation statutes, others do not leaving the courts to sort out the meaning intended. Generally, “by…

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Claiming Compensation

By | Workers Compensation

In most jurisdictions, an injured employee must make a claim for workers compensation within a specified time. By imposing a time limitation on filing a claim, the states have attempted to protect employers from old or stale claims that would…

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