Do I Have to Open an Estate in Mississippi?

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Estate Law
I get questions frequently from friends and current clients about whether an estate needs to be open in Mississippi if a family member of theirs passes away. Sometimes an estate is required and sometimes it is not. If a person’s estate is worth less than $50,000, then you generally do not have to open one unless there is an...

Medical Treatment Travel Expenses in Mississippi

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Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment
In Mississippi, employers are responsible for covering travel expenses, such as gas, for injured workers to get to and from medical treatment. Rather than cover the mileage associated with the travel, some employers will arrange for transportation for the Employee to be taken to and from their appointment. Either way, injured workers need to realize that they do not...

Teleworking & Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi – Am I Covered?

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Teleworking and Workers Compensation in Mississippi
Many businesses across the United States implemented teleworking before the COVID-19 global pandemic began. The 2019 National Compensation Survey recently found that only 7% of civilian workers in the United States have the option to telework. Now nearly all types of businesses are coming to grips with the reality that their employees could be forced to socially distance and...

Do Employers Have to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Mississippi?

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Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Do employers have to provide workers' compensation coverage in Mississippi? According to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the annual average of employed Mississippi residents is over 1.1 million people. These employees work across a broad spectrum of industries and provide valuable services to our State. When one of these employees gets hurt at work, the...

Your Rights and Covid-19 Related Travel Cancellations

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Covid-19 Related Travel Cancellations
As the Coronavirus continues to spread, many companies, such as airlines, are having Covid-19 related travel cancellations that customers have already purchased tickets for. Some consumers are not being offered a refund. Instead, airlines and other travel companies are forcing consumers to accept vouchers that can only be used with that specific airline and expire within a short period of time. Given the uncertainty...