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FAQ: Why should I consider mediating my dispute?

In litigation, there will usually be a winner and the other party will leave the dispute feeling that something was lost. Mediation attempts to create win-win situations for the parties so that both (or all) of them leave the dispute feeling that they won something. The mediator listens for the interests that lie beneath the surface….

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Take Some Tips from the “Ultra-Wealthy”

My cousin recently sent me the article “7 Habits of the Ultra Wealthy“.  Although I suspect the author defines wealth a bit more narrowly than I do, he seems to preach what I do: self-sufficiency through business ownership. As we transfer my writings to this new website and add to them, I’ll be sharing more of my thoughts and…

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Empower Underperforming Employees by Releasing Them to More Compatible Jobs

Elizabeth hired a family member to assist her growing business. The family member failed to perform the required duties of her job and, after a difficult yet thorough analysis, her employment was terminated. When the unemployment insurance (“UI”) Division of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) sent her a request for details of the termination, Elizabeth…

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Face Your Fears; Find Your Courage

When Josh was a child, his older sibling was physically, emotionally and verbally abusive. The sibling also put him in situations where he was sexually abused by the sibling’s friend. Yet they are family, and Josh was often dependent on his sibling. He admired and loved her, yet he feared her. So when she threatened…

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Choose to Make It a Happy New Year

I love New Year’s Day. Next to Thanksgiving, it is probably my favorite holiday – especially now that I am of an age when I awaken without a hangover. 🙂 I love being an adult. That’s right. I said it. :O Despite the responsibilities, stresses and physical changes, LIFE IS GOOD! 🙂 I have started…

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FAQ: My injured employee’s doctor released him to return to work, but he is restricted from performing some of his regular duties. What should I do?

It depends. Call your carrier or the defense attorney to discuss your options. Your ability to accommodate his restrictions will determine your responsibilities. There may also be issues of reduced earnings, intermittent lost time and ongoing medical treatment that must be considered on a case-by-case basis. DISCLAIMER: This article is intended only as general information. It…

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FAQ: My injured employee’s doctor has released her to return to work. Other than scheduling her and welcoming her back, what do I need to do?

A:  Immediately call her and tell her the date and time that you expect her to return. Send her a friendly, formal notice—in writing—that specifies that date and time. Keep a copy of the letter in her employee file, and forward copies to the Board and your insurance carrier. If she returns, complete FormC-11 and send it to the…