Entries by brian

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Greenville workers are entitled to compensation if severe weather causes injuries

Workers in Greenville County, South Carolina were exposed to severe weather and the possibility of harm when a tornado struck the area with wind speeds in excess of 100 mph.  Tornado disrupts businesses and destroys several structures The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado affected several structures and businesses in Greenville County. As […]

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Louisiana government workers were forced out of their positions because of losses tied to coronavirus

A number of government employees in Lafayette Parish were laid off due to losses that were caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Lafayette Parish decides to eliminate over one hundred positions The Mayor-President of the Parish announced that the last day for the workers would be approximately two weeks after the announcement was published. He said that […]

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Destin residents should be aware that measures to help mortgage borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic are temporary

Florida residents were given a grace period to avoid foreclosures and evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, this is only a short term solution, and people who are behind on their mortgages may experience significant troubles going forward. Local news for north Florida reported on an extension for homeowners, along related economic problems that are […]

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Florida parents should consult with an estate planning expert before finalizing inheritance to their children

Local news for the Stuart, Florida area ran a story about the issue of inheritance for children and estate planning.  Potential problems between siblings Most parents will decide to leave all, or a significant portion of their estate to their children. However, some careful planning should be put into this decision and there are some […]

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Houston set a record for unemployed workers in 2020

In April of 2020, the Houston Metro area set a record for job losses. More jobs were lost during that month than at any other time according to city records. About 14% of the area’s entire workforce, or about 450,000 workers were without jobs. Some of these workers may experience difficulties with being paid all […]

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Baton Rouge organization for retired people tells governor that nursing homes need to be accountable for how they handled the coronavirus pandemic

The head of the AARP contacted the governor’s office in Baton Rouge to ask that nursing homes not be shielded from liability in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Letter summaries the state’s problems in nursing homes The organization boasts almost half a million members in the state of Louisiana and some of them are […]

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Mississippi Department of Health was criticized for not releasing info about nursing homes with coronavirus to the public

There were serious concerns that the Mississippi Department of Health was trying to keep nursing home problems secret during the coronavirus outbreak. Requests for cases in nursing homes were ignored Suspicions were raised by many when the state’s health department said it would not publish the names of homes where infections were reported, or any […]