Changes to Affect Traditional and Roth IRA Beneficiaries as of January 1, 2020

January 9, 2020 As of January 1, 2020, significant changes were made to Individual Retirement Accounts and Roth IRAs. The new limits were put in place by Congress as part of their year-end spending package. In the past, the beneficiary of a traditional or Roth IRA could withdraw throughout their lifetime, potentially getting decades of income-tax-free inheritance. This is called … Read More

Rothberg Logan & Warsco Names Bo Holden Partner

December 11, 2019 – Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP is pleased to announced that Daniel J. “Bo” Holden has become a Partner of the law firm as a member of its Business Transactions practice group. Bo has been an attorney since 2009, joining Rothberg in 2017. His practice is centered on the transactional needs of businesses, including mergers and acquisitions, … Read More

New Salary Levels for Exempt Employees to Take Effect January 1, 2020

November 14, 2019 – The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has finalized a new rule on the salary threshold for overtime exemption. Starting on January 1, 2020, salaried employees must be paid at least $35,568 annually, or $684 per week to be considered exempt from overtime regulations. Many employers will remember that in 2016, the DOL attempted to increase … Read More

Rothberg Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

November 1, 2019 –  U.S. News & World Report  and  Best Lawyers ®, for the ninth consecutive year, announce the  “Best Law Firms”  rankings. Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP  has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in nine practice areas. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality … Read More

Deducting the Costs of Employee’s Uniform Rental Expenses

August 3, 2019 – A common business expense for many employers is the cost of uniforms. Employers may want employees to look alike for marketing purposes or there may be safety and health reasons to keep employee dress on site. Federal law allows for deductions as long as the minimum wage is met. Indiana law was recently changed to clarify … Read More

Inchoate Mechanic’s Lien Right Presents a Defense to Preference Claim

July 29, 2019 – A bankruptcy court in Dallas, Texas has recently held that an inchoate mechanic’s lien right presents a defense to a trustee’s preference action (see copy of Memorandum Opinion here).  A preference action is an action brought in bankruptcy to recover a payment that was made to a creditor claiming that creditor was preferred over other unsecured … Read More

Joint Check Agreement Did Not Protect Supplier from Preference Claim

July 10, 2019 – The intersection of construction law and bankruptcy law is messy. Do not attempt to navigate these waters without being fully apprised of the risks. Rothberg Logan and Warsco has professionals well versed in both construction and insolvency law and would be happy to help you navigate these turbulent waters if the need arises. In a recent … Read More

Indiana Legacy Trusts

June 19, 2019 – Background On July 1, 2019, Indiana joins seventeen (17) other states now legalizing what is commonly referred to as a self-settled domestic asset protection trust, designated by Indiana law as a “Legacy Trust.” The domestic asset protection movement began back in 1997 in Delaware and Alaska. Initially, the movement was motivated to offer within the United … Read More

Employment Arbitration After an EPIC Supreme Court Decision

Employers can require employees through a contract or policy to arbitrate individual claims, like those for discrimination, harassment, wages, and other damages. Employers who deal with union activity know that most labor grievances are processed through arbitration. Employers without unions may want to consider if there are economic benefits of requiring employees to arbitrate individual claims and to draft an … Read More

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Releases Charge Statistics for 2018

April 5, 2019 – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently released its detailed breakdown of the 76,418 charges of work discrimination filed with the agency in Fiscal Year 2018. Retaliation charges continue to be the subject of the largest number of charges filed. Approximately 51.6% of all charges filed throughout the country were based on retaliation. Most interesting, … Read More