Lebau and Neuworth partner Richard Neuworth had just published an article addressing “The Elderly, Employment Law, and Federal Benefits” in the recent Maryland Bar Journal. Published quarterly by the Maryland State Bar Association, the scholarly essay appears in Volume 1, Issue 3, of the journal.
Among the issues Richard examines, he notes that more elderly persons are forced to work while collecting federal benefits. Practitioners need to consider these benefits when addressing employment law questions. He further discusses that significant numbers of baby boomers continue to work on a part-time basis or look for work due to inadequate retirement savings, credit card debt and/or mortgage obligations. According to Richard, “These aging individuals present numerous challenges and opportunities to practitioners.”
Having handled disability, personal injury and employment and employee-benefits litigation for more than 35 years, Richard is uniquely qualified to speak on these topics. He has extensive experience in employee benefit, discrimination, harassment, personal injury, workers compensation, personal injury and social security disability cases. He has successfully represented individuals and groups of employees in significant employment disputes.
In the article, Richard also notes that courts have never counted regular Social Security benefits as an offset against economic loss in discrimination cases. Therefore, he states, “In order to properly represent the elderly in employment litigation, one must have a fundamental understanding of federal benefits and how those benefits will be impacted both by monetary severance packages and litigation.”
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Elderly individuals who are seeking legal assistance with employment issues should acquire knowledgable attorneys. The lawyers at Lebau & Neuworth are highly experienced with such cases and may be able to assist you. Contact us at 888-456-2529 or lebauneuworth.com/contact-us.