VLSC Celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week

VLSC volunteer are truly amazing – especially our 2014 award recipients: Casey Williams; Pamela Ross; Agnieszka Adams; Phillip Campbell; Nikki Clark; Rachel Dodson; Amy Erb; Eric Handler; Élan Consuella Lambert;
Summer Nastich; Matthew Quiring; Kevin Shipp; Patricia Gutierrez de Sunseri; and Priya Sivadas.

Please join us on May 21, 2015 at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Oakland to celebrate their service to our community!

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The Definition of Accredited Investor Remains a Hot Topic

The current rules establish an individual net worth standard of $1,000,000 (excluding the value of the principal residence) and an alternative annual income standard of $200,000 per year for an individual and $300,000 for a married couple. These figures have gone without adjustment since 1982; it is estimated that over 12,000,000 US individuals are now accredited under these guidelines.

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Disability Estoppel: The Intersection of Disability Benefits and Disability Discrimination Claims

It seems like an obvious conflict: an employee claims that she has a disability and is qualified and able to work at a job. She complains of discrimination because the employer terminated her because of her disability. Yet, in practically the same breath, she applies for disability benefits, insisting that she is unable to work and is therefore entitled to benefits. She should be estopped from one of those claims, right?

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