I just met with a man who needed an attorney badly. The only problem is, he needed an attorney several years ago and this was our first meeting. Unfortunately, this person procrastinated and now it is too late for him to do much of anything legally. The best lawyer in the world couldn’t help him … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Possible Legal Issue? Don’t Wait.
The beginning of a New Year is always a good time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. If you are an employer, the attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike suggest taking some time this month to consider your relationship with your employees and make sure you are steering … [Read more...] about Four Questions for Employers this New Year
By: Dustin Humphrey Last week a Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the U.S. District Court blocked the new Federal Overtime Rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to nearly 4 million Americans. The rule was scheduled to take effect this week on Thursday, Dec. 1. So what now for … [Read more...] about Federal Overtime Rule Blocked – Now What?
At this time of the year, when the 2016 Olympics are approaching, there has been controversy over equal opportunity as it relates to pay for various United States teams. The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim charging the U.S. Soccer Federation with … [Read more...] about What is the Equal Pay Act?
By: Mike Pike It seems like the Internet is full of DIY, or “do it yourself,” projects these days. With countless websites, such as YouTube and Pinterest, devoted to teaching us how to create and fix things ourselves, it makes us feel like we can do anything on our own. From rebuilding your own … [Read more...] about DIY: Legal Work?
By: David Wilson According to our state legislators, in order to be considered an adult in the state of Kentucky, one must be 18 years of age. Therefore, under this statutory provision, persons 18 years or older are competent to enter into binding contracts. But what ability does a person under … [Read more...] about Entering into Binding Contracts with Minors
By: Dustin Humphrey Ed Durnil of Tranzon Asset Advisors is a longtime friend and client of Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike. The nature of Ed’s business requires him to deal with law firms across the nation, and Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike remains his firm of choice, he … [Read more...] about Client Testimonial: Ed Durnil
By: Terry Bennett Many employers misclassify workers as independent contractors. The reasons are obvious: no duty to withhold taxes, no duty to pay Social Security or Medicare, no duty to provide workers’ compensation coverage, no duty to pay unemployment and no duty to provide any employee … [Read more...] about The Danger of Misclassifying Workers
By: Mike Pike A recent Gallup Poll conducted in June 2013 found that only 10% of Americans surveyed had either a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress, the lowest confidence rating in history. More than half of those surveyed (52%) had little or no confidence in Congress. … [Read more...] about The Reliability of Small Business