Hunt & Associates P.C.

May 9, 2017

The Donut Disability and Other Ailments of Public Employment

DonutsPerhaps it’s not surprising but public employees take significantly more time off from work than workers in the private sector.  As pointed out in Steven Malanga’s City Journal article, there are various causes promoting this difference between employees in the private and public sectors.  Among other things, public sector employees can often retire on full disability while continuing to work full time in other jobs.  Many jurisdictions such as New York City apparently offer … Read more

Feb 22, 2017

Some Laws Require Discrimination

McDonalds - 022217It’s often assumed that all civil rights laws forbid discrimination which the law considers somehow wrongful or “invidious” while ignoring the fact that many “civil rights laws” actually require discrimination.  McDonald’s assumed that it complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by serving only customers in cars at the drive through window at its late-night outlets because it was not wrongfully discriminating against disabled customers who couldn’t drive.  Thus, McDonald’s claimed that it complied … Read more

Dec 29, 2010

Special Needs Planning: Gifting to Individuals with Mental or Physical Disabilities

Individuals with mental or physical disabilities oftentimes receive government benefits based on their financial needs.  Most of the time these benefits are insufficient to meet the disabled person’s needs, and relatives and friends want to make gifts to a disabled person or make a bequest to that person in a will or trust to supplement the government benefits that the individual receives.   However, by gifting directly to the disabled person, the friend or relative may … Read more