Starting Over - Life After Bankruptcy

Why Your Employer May Suspect You Of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Your employer and their insurer are likely to cooperate with you in your workers' compensation claim process if they believe it's genuine. This means it's in your best interest to avoid anything that may make them suspect your case isn't genuine. Here are three behaviors that may make your employer suspect you of workers' compensation fraud: Being Out of Reach Many employers will suspect you are trying to play the system if you are constantly out of reach after your injury. Read More 

Top Questions About Plea Bargains

If you're charged with a crime, your defense attorney will talk to you about taking a plea bargain. This doesn't mean they don't want to fight for you—most cases are resolved with a plea bargain. Here's what you should know in order to decide whether a plea bargain is right for you. What Exactly is a Plea Bargain? A plea bargain is an agreement made with the prosecutor and approved by the judge in which you agree to plead guilty in exchange for either a reduced sentence or a lower charge or both. Read More 

4 Ways an Estate Executor Might Breach His or Her Duties

An estate executor usually has a lot of leeway on how to take care of an estate and handle the probate process. However, this doesn't mean he or she can do whatever he or she pleases. Here are four mistakes that can put an executor's position in jeopardy: 1. Showing Bias to Some Beneficiaries The executor is legally obligated not to take actions that may benefit some beneficiaries at the expense of others. Read More 

Can You Control An Employee’s Outside Activities?

Sometimes an employee's outside activity (paid or unpaid) can cause a professional conflict for your business. However, you have to proceed carefully before you fire an employee for his or her conduct off the job. These are the things that you need to consider. Is the outside activity legal or illegal? If the outside activity you're concerned about is legal and unrelated to a job, you may not be able to do anything about it, especially if the action is protected under the law. Read More 

4 Common Tax Preparation Mistakes By Business Owners

Do you own your own business? Do you also prepare your own taxes? If so, you could unknowingly be exposing yourself to serious tax penalties. Making any number of mistakes with regards to deductions, worker classifications, or even compensation, could get you in hot water with the IRS. If you underpay your taxes or provide inaccurate information, you could pay substantial interest and fines. There are a few errors that are common among business owner tax returns. Read More