Author: Elana Vasi

How much should you tip during the holidays?

The holiday season is traditionally a time to thank those who provide us with services throughout the year. However, determining who to tip can be confusing — each of us has a different idea about what constitutes good service and how that service should be recognized. While there are no hard and fast rules regarding […]

Yacht Insurance Considerations

If you are contemplating the purchase of a yacht, or perhaps already own one, there are several important factors to consider to help mitigate risk and protect against loss. Do you have an Agreed Value insurance policy? When your policy is written, both the insurance company, and the owner will agree on the value of […]

New Overtime Rules May Affect Household Employers

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced new rules, effective December 1, concerning overtime pay for all US employees. A summary of the changes is below, and more information about the new regulations can be found in ADP’s “New Overtime Rules” article. Because many JDJ clients are household employers, we felt it important to highlight some of […]

Domestic Staff Employment Pitfalls

  Many JDJ clients hire domestic staff to help manage their busy lives. The roles of these employees run the gamut, and examples include caregivers for young children and aging parents, estate managers, housekeepers, and even yacht captains and plane pilots. When families become employers, they are obligated to fulfill many of the same requirements […]