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December 2017 Archives

Financial planning for divorce or widowhood

For married individuals in Connecticut and across the United States, making a financial plan for divorce or widowhood may seem unpleasant or emotionally draining. However, the lack of this type of planning can leave people at risk of severe financial problems in case of the end of a marriage. In fact, one study indicated that a full 65 percent of married individuals do not have a financial plan for divorce or the death of their spouse.

GAO report sees need for greater meatpacking oversight

Connecticut residents and other meatpacking employees may not have access to bathroom breaks or medical treatment for injuries or exposure to chemicals. The General Accountability Office is urging the federal government to make sure that such workers have the protection they need on the job. The issue relating to a lack of bathroom breaks was caught by Oxfam America, and it went unnoticed by OSHA, according to the GAO report issued on Dec. 7.

Dividing an IRA in divorce

When couples in Connecticut divorce, asset division is often a primary concern. In many cases, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) may be the couple's most substantial assets. Because of their significance within the marital estate, dividing these accounts can be a complicated process.

For 6 years running, fall protection tops OSHA violation list

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a list of the most frequently cited workplace safety violations nationwide. Employees in Connecticut and other states who work in logistics, bulk transportation and other industries may be interested in knowing that fall protection leads the Top 10 Violations List for 2017 and has now done so for six consecutive years.

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