November 28, 2016

Introduction. The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on November 22, 2016 enjoined the Department of Labor`s (DOL) new Overtime Rule. The Judge held that the twenty-one state plaintiffs (not including Wyoming) had established a prima facie case that the DOL salary level test under its final Rule and the automatic updating […]

Planning For Your Future (Part 2)

November 01, 2016

We know we need estate planning when we have children who are minors, children who are gifted or expected to have their own wealth, spouses or children who cannot or do not want to handle money, securities or a business. We know we need estate planning if we have closely held business interests, property in […]

Planning For Your Future

September 08, 2016

One of the most, if not the most, important skill of an estate planner and the person who will be creating your estate documents is the ability to understand you, the client, and what needs to be done to move you closer to the realization of your goals. Knowledge of your hopes, fears, dreams and […]

The Department of Labor`s New Overtime Regulation

May 20, 2016

The Department of Labor issued its long anticipated new rule on overtime that updates the regulations determining which white-collar, salaried employees are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay protections. The rule increases the salary threshold below which most white-collar, salaried workers are entitled to overtime from the current […]

Ditto invited to address Western Governors` Association

February 09, 2013

The Western Governors` Association recently created a task force to address the many challenges of constructing new electric transmission lines in the western states. In conjunction with their assignment and at their most recent meeting on January 15, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona they requested that Mr. Ditto address issues of eminent domain, the traditional measure […]