California Bans Salary Inquiries

The Golden State became the latest in a number of cities and states that are looking to ensure gender pay equality through restrictive mandates on employers. Earlier in October, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 168, which prohibits employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history. Under the new edict (effective January 2018),…

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New York City Follows

Our friends at the law firm of Morgan, Brown & Joy advise us that effective this past Tuesday, October 31, 2017, New York City joined the ranks of the salary inquiry cities by amending the New York City Human Rights Law to make it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for employers to inquire about the salary…

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Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Updates Coming

As we get further into the fall months, there tends to be fewer public hearings on new legislative proposals as lawmakers look to get back to their districts and wind down their formal work. That lull, such as it is, gives us valuable time to capture and summarize the broad array of state legislative changes…

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Starbucks Tea Party

If they were shooting for the Boston Tea Party anniversary, they missed! Patriots in revolutionary New England dumped 342 chests of tea overboard from 3 British ships to protest the Tea Act on December 16, 1773. Starbucks announced it was closing all 379 of its Teavana stores across the country back in July of this…

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Business Rankings

Periodically, different organizations will release the results of their (usually annual) rankings of business-friendliness and those reports are generally of some interest for a number of reasons – not the least of which is to see how states rise and fall depending on who’s conducting the survey. Well, we’ve got a couple of more to…

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Thank You Attendees!

We want to just take a moment to thank all of the franchisees and their guests who attended the 2017 DDIFO National Conference earlier this week at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut. We also very much appreciate the record number of Business Members who sponsored and exhibited their goods and services at the highly…

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