Revenge ON the Machines

No, we didn’t use the wrong preposition, city officials in San Francisco are indeed targeting the machines, or more specifically those who use machines instead of employees. The idea of hitting employers that utilize technology and automation (read: robots) with additional taxes for making their businesses more efficient (at the cost of employee jobs) first…

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Joint Employer in the Crosshairs

The House’s  Workforce Protections subcommittee held a public hearing this week on the Save Local Business Act (HR.3441), a bill filed by Alabama republican Congressman Bradley Byrne and co-sponsored by 63 others even including a handful of democratic members. Notwithstanding the bipartisan support the bill has enjoyed, this memo from democratic congressional staff paints a…

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NLRB Appointment Updates

With the United States Senate back in session over one week now, we’re still awaiting its confirmation vote on NLRB nominee William Emanuel. Although Emanuel was nominated in June, one week after new NLRB member Marvin Kaplan (who was confirmed back in early August), his confirmation was stalled in the Senate due to his delay…

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Working Overtime on the Overtime Rule

It seems the issue just won’t go away, but there is still news to report on the Obama-era doubling of the overtime threshold ($23,660 to $47,476) regarding the ‘white-collar exemption’. The rule had been permanently enjoined by the federal court in Texas last year and that ruling was appealed by the Obama Department of Labor.…

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Advancing Tax Reform

President Trump has raised the prospect of significant tax reform and pushed the Congress to focus on passing tax reform measures quickly. Anticipating the release of a tax reform bill and working to advance the tax priorities of franchisees across the country, the Job Creators Network (JCN) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)…

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Revenge ON the Machines

No, we didn’t use the wrong preposition, city officials in San Francisco are indeed targeting the machines, or more specifically those who use machines instead of employees. The idea of hitting employers that utilize technology and automation (read: robots) with additional taxes for making their businesses more efficient (at the cost of employee jobs) first…

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Seattle Mayor Resigns, Millionaire Tax Challenged

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who dropped his campaign for reelection back in May, resigned this week as Mayor in the face of the fifth person (this one his younger cousin) coming forward to accuse him of child sexual abuse. Murray officially vacated the office effective at 5PM on Wednesday and City Council President Bruce Harrell…

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Eric Trump To Headline Hall of Fame Luncheon

We are thrilled to announce that Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization will be the featured luncheon speaker at the 2017 Hall of Fame induction luncheon. 2017 Hall of Fame inductees include Carl Andrade, Jim Cain and Joe White and the luncheon will bring the 2017 DDIFO National Conference to its conclusion…

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Revised I-9 Form Now Mandatory

We advised you back in July that a new I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, had been released by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and further that the older form with an effective date of 11/14/16 would be accepted until September 18 at which time employers must use the newly released I-9 form…

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Miscellaneous

For 15 years, the state of Delaware has been annually rated the undisputed champion as relates the legal climate for businesses, but its reign has apparently come to an abrupt halt. According to the Lawsuit Climate Survey by the US Chamber of Commerce Institute of Legal for Legal Reform, released earlier this week, South Dakota…

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