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New “Independent Contractor” Issue Under Delaware Employment Law: Is a Future Delaware FLSA Statute Coming?

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In Labor & Employment Law | On November 20, 2018

I previously wrote about the new Delaware sexual harassment law that becomes effective January 1, 2019. For a discussion about that, see my article available here. As I stated in that article, it may be significant that, for the first time, Delaware’s employment practices law now addresses “independent contractors.” For now, the significance of the […]

Effective January 1, 2019 Delaware Imposes Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training and Creates New Spin on Existing Protections

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In Labor & Employment Law | On November 20, 2018

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act has always provided a cause of action for sexual harassment under the umbrella of sex discrimination. However, new Delaware law, effective January 1, 2019, expressly addresses Delaware’s take on sexual harassment. In many ways, the new law is redundant with existing legal rights and responsibilities, thus simply creating a […]

Delaware’s 2018 Trust Act Allows Trustees to Better Respond to Beneficiaries’ Investment Values

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In Trusts and Estates | On October 5, 2018

When investing trust funds, trustees of a Delaware trust must abide by a statutory “prudent person” standard (unless expressly released from doing so in the trust instrument) that requires the trustee to act with “the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and […]

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