Entries by Jordan Klumpp

The Biblical Case for Bankruptcy

Most people who file bankruptcy do not have to do so simply because they lived beyond their means, there is usually a loss of income, a medical issue that has occurred, or a minor default on one credit card. Once such a default gets reported to the credit reporting agencies, it causes a snowball effect […]

Mekhi Phifer Files For Bankruptcy

Back in May, reports surfaced that actor Mekhi Phifer filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Los Angeles. Having accrued $1.2million in debt and only $67,000 in assets, Phifer and his wife allege they are unable to meet their monthly living expenses, in excess of $11,500. You may ask yourself, how does one accrue this much […]

BANKRUPTCY: It’s not a Dirty Word (Webinar)

BANKRUPTCY: It’s not a Dirty Word (Webinar) Join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00PM EDT             PK Law attorney Tiffany S. Franc, Esq. will present an informative Webinar on everything the average person needs to know about bankruptcy. The topics covered will include: ■ Bankruptcy basics■ Discussion of various chapters of bankruptcy■ Assets […]

EEOC Wins Pay Bias Settlement in Hospitality Industry

Extended Stay Hotels has agreed to pay $75,800 in a recent settlement of a pay bias lawsuit in which a female worker was paid less than male employees.  According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) suit, Extended Stay Hotels paid Latoya Weaver less than male guest services representatives, including some newly hired male guest […]

The New Maryland Minimum Wage

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a new Minimum Wage law (the “MW” in this article), which when signed by the Governor, which is a foregone conclusion, will go into effect on January 1, 2015 (House Bill (HB) 295/Senate Bill (SB) 331). Here are some interesting changes to the Labor and Employment Article of the […]