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Site Redesign Announcement

Published on August 13th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

Sklover Working Wisdom Mobile Friendly

Coming Soon . . .

We are very pleased to share with you that we are re-designing our site to make it more Mobile-Friendly and More User-Friendly, too. Our “Launch Date” is on or about September 1st.

After we “launch,” please feel free to provide any type of feedback you have.

Simply put we are here for you, and you matter greatly to us.

Whatever you do . . . do it wisely. That’s what we’re all about.

To see a list of all of our Model Letters, Memos, Checklists and Agreements – that show you “What to Say and How to Say It” in hundreds of different workplace situations – just [click here].

If you would like to arrange a Telephone Consultation with Mr. Sklover, just [click here].

To provide feedback, just [click here.]

“You are not alone, at work, any more.”™

© 2019 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved.

Your Path to Dignity at Work™

Independence Day

Published on July 4th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

“The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves.”

– Peggy Noonan

You might not have thought about it, but Lady Liberty always stands by herself. The quest to be free, and to help others be free, is first and foremost an internal quest. When my mother was a child, she arrived in New York harbor on a boat, and she no doubt saw Lady Liberty standing there, all by herself. At that moment, I’m certain my mother felt less alone. Just as Lady Liberty does each day, so, too, can each of us do something – however small – to help someone be free: free from hunger, free to express his or herself, free to pray (or not to pray) in any way they want to, and to be free from fear. Go ahead, lift a torch to someone. Enjoy your freedom to do so.

That’s what our blog efforts are all about. On behalf of all of us at SkloverWorkingWisdom we wish you a happy and safe 4th of July.

© 2019 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved and Strictly Enforced.

Father’s Day

Published on June 16th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

Sklover Working Wisdom Father Day

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.”

– Jim Valvano

All dads know the truth: being a father is all about giving. This is the day you hope to hear, just this once, “Thanks.” Hold on to that thought; it may be a year before you hear it again. Like my son, Sam, once told me, “Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day, only I don’t have to buy a present.” Oh, well…being a father is still my favorite hobby. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

© 2019 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited.

We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Published on May 28th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

Sklover Working Wisdom New Model Letters

Request for “Tax Gross Up” for Reimbursed Relocation, Education, Travel or other Workplace Expense

If your employer requests that you incur an expense related to your work, with the assurance that you will be reimbursed for it, that reimbursement might just be treated as income, and you might have to pay tax on all of it, or part of it. Ouch!

This result is often required by federal tax law, and at other times by IRS regulations. Your employer, though can if it wishes also reimburse you for this unexpected tax burden. But it isn’t likely to do so unless you first make the request.

This Model Memo, like all of our Model Memos and Letters, shows you “What to Say, And How to Say It,”™

Using clear, simple language, it addresses the essential points, in an organized, effective fashion. It is an effective tool to save yourself perhaps thousands of dollars at a rather modest cost.

*To obtain your copy of our Model Letter Titled “Request for Tax Gross Up,” just [click here.]

**To see a list of all of our Model Letters, Memos, Checklists and Agreements – that show you “What to Say and How to Say It” in hundreds of different workplace situations – just [click here].

***If you would like to arrange a Telephone Consultation with Mr. Sklover, just [click here].

“You’re not alone . . . at work . . . any more.”™

© 2019 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved.
Repairing the World, One Empowered and Productive Employee at a Time.™

Memorial Day

Published on May 27th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.”

– J. Rubin Clark

If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors. It is not anonymous, but highly personal, containing the names of over 52,000 people killed in service. It can be touched, and powerfully touches back. And it rises out of the earth, and then recedes back into the earth, like each one of us will. It truly serves to remind us of the inhumanity of war, and the humanity of those who served. To all of you who have served in the name of peace and freedom, THANK YOU.

© 2019 Alan L. Sklover. Commercial uses prohibited. All rights reserved and strictly enforced.


Alan L. Sklover

Alan L. Sklover

Employment Attorney
and Career Strategist
for over 35 years

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