• What to do if you can’t pay your business income tax
    As a small business owner in New Jersey, you know the importance of paying your business income taxes on time. However, running a business is unpredictable and various things can happen that make you unable to pay your taxes. What happens if you don’t pay your business income taxes depends on your specific situation. You will be assessed penalties and interest if you do not make any payment by your due date. Pay whatever you...
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  • Should I plan for incapacity?
    According to a recent survey, over 60% of us do not have an estate plan. Part of the reason for this is because estate planning is not necessarily the easiest thing to do, and it is a scary, depressing conversation. After all, it is all about what happens after we die, right? Not necessarily. An often-overlooked part of an estate plan is incapacity planning, i.e., planning for if you become incapacitated. Incapacitated? Incapacitated refers...
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  • What are the responsibilities of an executor?
    When you are creating your estate plan, one of the first steps you must take is choosing an executor or estate administrator to manage your affairs. While managing an estate may seem straightforward, it can often require a great deal of time and effort. Making sure to choose someone able and willing to handle this responsibility on your behalf is critical to successfully managing your affairs once you have passed away. The consequences of not...
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  • EEOC Mediation can help small businesses save money
    When business owners start out their small business, there are a lot of concerns. At the beginning, they likely focus on choosing the right formation documents to create the best entity for their business. They want to maximize liability protection, minimize taxes and maximize their tax write-offs. What they may not be thinking about at the beginning though, is human resources practice to minimize potential discrimination lawsuits. Should I think about HR policies now? If...
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  • New Jersey workers have whistleblower protections
    Businesses should take steps to prevent and address misconduct and violations of laws and regulations. They can also face penalties if there is retaliation against whistleblowers. CEPA New Jersey employment law provides whistleblower protection under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. CEPA protects workers’ jobs when they object to or report conduct that they reasonably believe violates a law or regulation, or is dangerous to the public health, safety and welfare. In the healthcare field, CEPA...
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  • How can I revoke my will in New Jersey?
    For many New Jersey residents, creating an estate plan does not mean that it is finished and will never be changed. This is especially true with a will. People who are proactive and vigilant with being prepared for the future can draft a will to ensure their property goes where they want it to go and other areas of their life are addressed. Still, as time passes, things change. Perhaps there was a divorce and...
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  • Long-term care planning and the qualified income trust
    There’s a lot that goes into estate planning, but one often overlooked aspect is the potential need for long-term care. If you end up in a nursing home or long-term care facility without proper planning, then the costs of your care can quickly eat away your estate, thereby leaving your loved ones with little to nothing when you’re gone. And it can leave you at risk of being unable to obtain the care that you...
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  • How do I locate an estate’s assets?
    After a family member or loved one passes away, you may be appointed the executor of their estate. As an executor of an estate in New Jersey, you have many responsibilities. One of your first and most important tasks is locating the estate’s assets, so they can be distributed to heirs or creditors. Check the will first If your loved one had a will, this is the first place you should look for an asset...
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  • Navigating tough economic times in your small business
    The economic upheavals of the past few years have left many New Jersey small business owners struggling and worried about the future of their business. As a small business owner, you must try to find a balance between keeping your business afloat, while not sacrificing quality. Both the big picture and the small details matter There are many things you can do to increase your business’s chance of surviving through challenging economic times. It is...
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  • How to address dispute resolution in your employee handbook
    Your small business may have just gotten off the ground, and you have yet to develop an employee handbook. Nevertheless, employees in your business may have disputes. Without a handbook, these disputes can lead to a lawsuit that could spell the end of your business. If you have an employee handbook, you can include dispute resolution processes in it that can hopefully help you avoid litigation. Mediation Your employee handbook can contain provisions stating employment...
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Michael Ritigstein is a Founding Partner of the firm concentrating his efforts in supporting the firm's litigation, corporate and estate matters. Mr. Ritigstein graduated from the University of Delaware in 1996 and Seton Hall University School of Law in 2000. In 2007 he received a Masters of Law in Taxation with a concentration in Estate Planning, from Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

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