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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 […]

The Season of Giving Is Just Around the Corner… Or Not? Making Charitable Gifts with an Increased Standard Deduction

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In Trusts and Estates | On August 22, 2018

An important feature of the 2017 Tax Act is the increase in the standard deduction, a change that will have a far-reaching effect on charitable giving. Charities remind us that gifts to them are tax-deductible – but in practice, there is no tax deduction unless the donor has itemized deductions exceeding the standard deduction.  The […]

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