The Fair Labor Standards Act, commonly referred to as the FLSA, is a federal statute that establishes baseline obligations of employers with respect to minimum wages, overtime pay, record keeping and youth employment, in the United States. Most states and local governments, including Washington and Seattle, have created their own laws that supplement and overlap with the minimum requirements of the FLSA. Employers need to…Read the full article
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According to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), there is an increase in the number of Millennials requesting prenuptial agreements. This rise in Millennials interested in prenups corresponds with an overall increase in the number of clients of all ages seeking prenups. However, a December 21, 2016 opinion piece in the New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/12/21/should-couples-get-prenups-for-their-ideas?, observes that…Read the full article
Beneficiary Designations for Life Insurance & Other Nonprobate Assets: They’re Harder Than You Think– Posted by Christopher J. Yoson
When you are reviewing or revising your estate planning, it is very important to pay very close attention to how nonprobate assets will pass. Getting it done right is harder than you think. “Nonprobate” assets, like retirement accounts and life insurance proceeds, are those assets that typically pass to intended recipients upon death by beneficiary designation (i.e., a contract with the financial institution) rather…Read the full article
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LHS&E is proud to announce that Linda Kelley Ebberson, George S. Holzapfel, Lisa Ann Sharpe, Shannon Sperry, and Eugene W. Wong were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Linda and Lisa have devoted their careers to serving clients involved in complex divorces and challenging family law controversies. Their practices focus on marital estates with…Read the full article
LHS&E is pleased to announce that twenty of our attorneys have been named to the Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. In addition, three of our attorneys - Linda Kelley Ebberson, Lori K. Rath, and Lisa Ann Sharpe - have been named to the Top 50 Women Lawyers and the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington State lists. No more than five percent of the…Read the full article
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson is pleased to announce that Sean Small has been named Principal, effective January 1, 2016. Sean is a key member of LHS&E’s commercial litigation department with a successful practice that focuses on the resolution of complex business, real estate, and employment disputes. Utilizing his litigation skills and in collaboration with LHS&E’s Business Department, Sean offers broad…Read the full article