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Sexual harassment basics for business owners

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Nov 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mainstream media has cast new light on workplace sexual harassment in recent years. Every business owner should be aware not only of what constitutes sexual harassment but also how to handle those complaints. Mistakes in responding to a complaint can be costly to a business. Every business owner ...

How can you help your family avoid probate?

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Aug 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you create a will stating how you intend to distribute your assets after your death, it will go through a court authentication process called probate. These proceedings can be lengthy and costly for your grieving family. Thankfully, Pennsylvania law offers several ways to bypass probate. Creat...

What is a reasonable accommodation?

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Feb 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Employees are one of the most important assets your business has. When you can create a supportive environment for your employees with disabilities, you can create a welcoming workplace for all of your staff. Part of supporting an employee with a disability is creating accommodations for employee...

Questionable behavior of an executor

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Feb 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

In some cases, choosing an executor may be similar to rolling dice. You may be taking a chance. Executors have a great responsibility in settling an estate. This is why great thought and consideration must take place when selecting one. Sometimes, though, the chosen executor may turn into a night...

What exactly does at-will employment mean?

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Nov 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you go to work every day, you expect to perform your job duties in exchange for a regular paycheck. Even if you are good at your job, you may have some concerns about your future employment. That is, you may worry about your employer firing you or deciding to reduce the workforce. Like many ...

Should probate be avoided?

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Nov 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

It is common for people to mention probate when talking about estate planning. If you have not heard the term before, probate is a legal procedure in which the courts supervise the collection, management and distribution of a person's estate after their death. This process can be long and expensi...

The qualities you need in an executor

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Jun 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

An executor does crucial work, makes informed decisions and should always remain aware of the goings on within an estate and the potential drama among the heirs. It takes the right kind of person to fulfill an executor's duties, which include working alongside lawyers in settling the estate, payi...

When should I update my will?

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Apr 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Creating an estate plan can take a lot of work. Despite all the effort you went through to determine your beneficiaries, name guardians, appoint a power of attorney, and even create trusts, that is not the end of the work that you need to do. Many life events can call for you to update your will....

Can your employer fire you for pumping at work?

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Feb 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have given birth, you may be anxious about returning to work when your family leave expires. After all, it can be heart-wrenching to leave a newborn to resume job duties. You should not, however, worry about expressing breast milk at work. Federal law requires most employers to provide amp...

4 unexpected consequences of a serious crash

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

After a severe car accident, victims often discover immediate fallout. People are hurt; their cars are damaged; they need to go to the hospital and make a police report.  However, there are other repercussions of a crash that can catch people off guard. These damages can be just as devastating as...

How to prevent a truck accident

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Aug 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

We have discussed common causes of truck accidents on this blog in the past. Understanding the reasons for truck accidents can help Pennsylvania residents prepare for their commute, but there are other safety measures you can take to ensure your protection. Stay clear of blind spots Due to their ...

4 most common reasons truck accidents happen

Posted by Anita F. O'Meara, Esq. | Feb 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is impossible to drive in or near Coatesville without encountering at least one semitruck. This makes sense, as commercial vehicles are the lifeblood of the area's economy. Still, because a tractor-trailer likely outweighs your vehicle by more than 75,000 pounds, it is not hard to see that a c...

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