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Well, That's a Surprise: Common Governance Pitfalls

Well, That's a Surprise: Common Governance Pitfalls

May 13, 2024
I regularly advise community association executive boards (often called boards of directors) and property managers that the governing documents – the declaration, bylaws and rules - should be regularly reviewed to ensure that they conform to current law. Here are some little known facts that HOA Boards should know.
Be Careful Not To Discriminate When Requiring An Employee To Transfer To A New Department

Be Careful Not To Discriminate When Requiring An Employee To Transfer To A New Department

Apr 23, 2024
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that a job transfer could serve as the basis of a discrimination claim under Title VII, without a showing of “significant” harm. In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, Missouri, the Court rejected a significant harm requirement to bring such a claim, indicating that the claimant need only show some injury in their employment.
Corporate Transparency Act: Information for All Corporations, LLCs & Partnerships

Corporate Transparency Act: Information for All Corporations, LLCs & Partnerships

Mar 20, 2024
The Corporate Transparency Act went into effect on January 1, 2024. Are you wondering how this affects you? Use this helpful guide to navigate the act--whether you are part of a corporation, LLC or a partnership.
Planning for the Future in HOAs: Start with Knowing the Past

Planning for the Future in HOAs: Start with Knowing the Past

Feb 02, 2024
The new year is a great time to plan for the future. There are many useful articles and resources discussing planning for an HOA community’s physical and financial future needs, and it’s great to see that reserve studies and professional property inspections are now common.
Top 10 Reasons Employers Need an Employee Handbook

Top 10 Reasons Employers Need an Employee Handbook

Jan 05, 2024
Top 10 Reasons Employers Need an Employee Handbook. Make it Your New Year’s Resolution to Adopt an Employee Handbook or Update Your Existing Handbook for Workplace Success
The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of “Undue Hardship” For Religious Accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of “Undue Hardship” For Religious Accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Jul 28, 2023
In short, the Groff decision changed the legal landscape, making it more difficult for employers to deny requests religious accommodations. A de minimis increase in costs no longer constitutes an undue hardship and employers will need to accommodate requests unless there are “substantial increased costs in relation to the conduct of its particular business.”
VT & NH Litigation During COVID-19

VT & NH Litigation During COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020
Like most businesses relying on in-person interaction, the coronavirus has also disrupted both the state and federal court systems. In March, a series of orders closed the courts for most hearings and extended deadlines or statutes of limitations.
Income for Child Support in New Hampshire

Income for Child Support in New Hampshire

Feb 27, 2020
In New Hampshire, the amount of child support to be paid is determined by "gross income", which includes all income with limited exceptions. Tax law treatment of income is not the standard (In The Matter of Hampers, 166 NH 422 (2014)); when the court interprets the law, it looks to actual income available to pay child support.
New Hampshire Issues of Fault in Divorce

New Hampshire Issues of Fault in Divorce

Jan 27, 2020
Most divorces in New Hampshire are granted based on irreconcilable differences that caused or are the substantial cause of the final breakdown of their marriage. Additionally, New Hampshire recognizes that one party may be the substantial cause of the final breakdown of the marriage.
I Am an Executor/Administrator of an Estate—Now What?

I Am an Executor/Administrator of an Estate—Now What?

Aug 08, 2019
Have you been designated as a Personal Representative or Executor? Attorney Elizabeth Brown breaks down all of the responsibilities that come with being named the Personal Representative or Executor to someone's Will.