Issue 1 is our Common Liability Issues Between Funeral Homes and Cemeteries issue!
Our second issue is all about the Families We Serve.
The third issue of Parliament covers Cremation. The ins, the outs, the liabilities…all of it.
Issue 4 is all about Policies & Procedures. Very important!
The fifth issue is all about Sales! Sales as an asset and sales as a liability.
Our 6th Issue of Parliament covers Money. How it can be lost, and how to prevent that from happening.
Our 7th Issue is all about Pets!
Technology is the focus of the 8th issue of Parliament.
The 9th Issue of Parliament is all about Updates! We looked back over what we covered in our previous 8 issues and noticed a few things that needed a good update and review. This is a great issue to check in with the latest.
Issue #10 covers Family Dynamics.
Issue 11 is all about the ‘family’ part of family business.
The 12th issue of Parliament covers some big changes and updates in deathcare.
The thirteenth issue is a special one! It came out in 2013, at 13:13pm….does that make it extra lucky if you read it? We think so! :)
This issue is all about Hiring & Firing.
The fourteenth issue of Parliament covers Insurance. This issue applies to everyone, whether you are on the funeral home, cemetery, crematory….or another side.
The fifteenth issue of Parliament covers Suppliers. This issue applies to everyone, whether you are on the funeral home, cemetery, crematory….or another side. And, for those of you that would not classify yourselves as suppliers, this is your chance to better understand the companies you likely work with.
The sixteenth issue of Parliament is our Legal Update Issue. In this issue, we’ve done your ‘homework’ for you. With all the other things to manage working in funeral service, making time to stay current on things that affect you usually gets pushed to the wayside. This issue will bring you up to date with recent changes. We discuss mailing cremains via USPS, how the right of disposition works in the case of a same sex marriage, interpleaders and insurance, a (potential?) update to the Funeral Rule and more.
The seventeenth issue of Parliament is our Pet Issue. If you are involved with the pet deathcare profession in some way, this issue will certainly be of interest and of use to you. This issue has got something to offer pet owners as well as anyone just interested in pet deathcare, too.
Issue 18 is our Risk Management issue. It’s not the most glamorous of subjects, but we promise it’s presented in a way that will be useful to you (and maybe a little interesting).
Issue 19 is our 28-page Cremation Counterpoints issue. This issue takes a look at some aspects of cremation that you might not have considered before. We’ve brought in 6 contributing voices with their own insights and opinions, and are sharing one of our favorite Case Analysis articles to date.
The twentieth issue of Parliament is our Legal Update Issue for 2015. Each year, we dedicate an entire issue to updating you on some of the changes that may affect you in your business. The best part is you don’t have to go and find that information on your own…we’ve compiled it in one place for you (and we even include pretty pictures, too). This issue covers shipping cremated remains, new VA Memorial Benefits, a handy article which gives you at least 5 recent changes in deathcare that may bring new risks, more information on ‘ban the box’, and an always-popular case analysis. The twist with this one is it shows how, if you can’t win a case, you can sometimes just get the law changed. There’s a lot in this issue!
The twenty-first issue of Parliament is all about changes in cremation. You can find a case study about Tri-State Crematory, 3 ways to get others involved with identification to avoid wrongful cremation, and tips for responding to changes encountered during and after the arrangement process.
Our 22nd issue is all about Buying & Selling. Most folks in deathcare will take part in this process at some point—whether as buyer, seller or just along for the ride.
Our 23rd issue is all about Deathcare's Online Presence. Is your head in the clouds when it comes to "the cloud"? This issue of Parliament takes a look at the online world of deathcare. We cover things like cybersquatting, social media content and online arrangements.
The 24th issue of Parliament is our annual Legal Update Issue—this time for 2016! In this issue, we highlight the 'trade offs' that are happening in the legal realm.
Our 25th Issue is all about what you think you know. There are common misconceptions and myths in any profession and we've designed a 'shortcut' for ours which covers some of the big ones. By the end of this issue, you'll have gained information which impacts nearly all facets of the deathcare profession.
Our 26th Issue shares 4 products or services paired with a short legal point analysis.
Our 27th Issue is all about spring cleaning . . . your business! It's about making sure your business is decluttered; fresh; and ready for the year.
There is more out there to Politics than the face of the President! (Although it sure is tough to see that sometimes.) Behind the political world that dominates the daily news, there are changes to laws, regulations, and rules that could affect your business operations. So what are they? And just what can we expect to happen in the near future when it comes to deathcare regulatory matters?
Pets are just property - right? In the current world we live pets may have been seen as just property, but the times are changing! Society keeps treating pets more and more as part of the family - so what are the potential benefits and risks? Can we just ignore the changes or do we as a profession need to be doing more? In this issue you will read how things are changing and what you may want to consider!
I am sharing a few (three, to be precise) of my favorite deathcare things - all of them related to technology in deathcare. Can't you just hear Oprah and Ellen now?! Not only that, but I'm sharing a Legal Viewpoint - the Naughty or Nice side - with each one. My viewpoint is a short highlight to a unique legal challenge or issue presented by the technology. And becasue this is always legal, we have the first Christmas Case Analysis!
Even deathcare is part of the #metoo movement - #deathcaretoo. If you haven't talked about the issue (sex) - then I promise you are not prepared. If you don't even know the issue, then how can you be prepared at all? By the end of this issue, you'll know the issue, some ways to protect, and a better understanding of how sex is part of the deathcare profession!
Every year we try to take a look at a few areas in deathcare that are being affected by legal and legislative updates. In a highly regulated profession - that's deathcare in case you are wondering - it's important to stay on top of the changes. We all know the saying, "Don't get caught up 'that' creek without a paddle." With the info in this issue, you will have your legal paddle to help you navigate the waters and avoid 'that' creek!
The Giving Issue is all about Giving (go figure!) And we are going to help you see what is good - and maybe not so good about giving.
Don't get us wrong. Helping is always good. But sometimes we try to help too much. Sometimes we give too much; and end up causing more harm than good. So, sit back; take a read of this issue of Parliament; let us give you some information so you can see the line that you may want to walk, when you're going down the giving path of life.
The 34th issue of Parliament is our Favorite Things Issue - and we're going to share some services and products that we think are pretty amazing. But, this is Parliament, so it's not just about the products and services (that would be too easy). So we also tackle some of the common issues that are tied to these products and services.
It may be Christmas Season - but legal liability doesn't take a vacation!
So, sit back; grab some cookies and milk; and get ready to add to your gift list - because here are some favorite things you may just want to order.
The 35th issue of Parliament all about all things arbitration. (Yes - I completely realize that this sounds far from sexy) But in this issue you will learn: What it is; When to use it; How to implement it. Heck, we even put in some great stuff about settlements in general; and the different forms of settlements. Look - no one wants to ever think about having an issue, but what's worse than having an issue is not being prepared to handle it.
So, sit back; grab a few of your contracts that probably don't have an arbitration provision in them - and learn how you may be able to protect yourself little bit better. You're welcome.
The 36th issue of Parliament is our Annual Regulatory and Legislative Update Issue. It covers some of the big ticket items that are or could be changing in deathcare this year. In a world that may seem to change slow - it’s important to know where we are heading and in this issue you will here some insight to tax changes; possible FTC Funeral Rule changes; and body donation issues - Oh My! And of course, how about an actual case that shows us how bad it can go if we don’t know how the regulations could affect us.
So, sit back; prop up your feet; take a few minutes to read how your deathcare world may be changing. Don’t worry it’s not all bad! You're welcome.
The Helping Issue is all about Helping (go figure!) And we are going to help you see why helping isn’t always easy.
Don't get us wrong. Helping is always good. But sometimes we try to help too much. Sometimes the little things that we do to just help - turn into big things that went wrong. This issue looks at some great little things you can do to help your business; and af ew things that can go wrong when you help if you don’t watch your step. As always - we give you the information so you can continue to help, and also still cover your . . . well you know. So, sit back; take a read of this issue of Parliament; let us give you some information so you can see the line that you may want to walk, when all you’re trying to do is be nice.