Enough’s Enough, Suit Filed Against NYC Scheduling Law

It’s reared its ugly head in enough places of late that the International Franchise Association (IFA) has joined forces with the National Restaurant Association and the New York Restaurant Association to sue New York City over its Fair Workweek law. The lawsuit, filed in the New York state supreme court on Monday, challenges the scheduling…

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Joint Employer Comment Period Ends Thursday

As we’ve reported before, the extended public comment period relating proposed changes to the definition of joint employer ends next Thursday, December 13. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register in September and was extended an additional 30 days to allow for additional comments. If any of our readers have yet to comment…

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Mapping The Investigations

Since the democrat party succeeded in flipping the US House in the 2018 midterm elections, the anticipation has been that President Trump will be subjected to 2 years of non-stop Congressional hearings and inquiries. It seems now however, that the first target of the democratic House may actually be Labor Secretary Alex Acosta. None other…

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More Than One Way To Win An Election!

So at first, there are allegations of voter fraud and the like, then the obligatory calls for recount, and now the new legal phenomenon of “vote harvesting” but after all that fails, just have lame duck legislators change the powers the elected winners will have once they assume office! That is precisely what is happening…

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Getting Sick of Paid Leave?

With the upcoming turn of the calendar, a host of new cities and states will mandate paid leave for employees of private businesses. The new paid sick leave law in Washington state becomes effective on January 1 and is structured as somewhat of a government-sponsored “insurance” program, funded in part by employers with monies deducted…

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Banned in Boston, Not in Ohio

They haven’t completely gone after straws yet, but the push to ban single use plastic bags kicks into high gear in Boston this week with the city plastic bag ban becoming effective one week from today, on December 14. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh signed the measure back in December of last year after the city…

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Retirement Plans Could Be Next Mandates

With paid sick leave plans being mandated by local and state governments across the country on the heels of local minimum wage hikes and predictive scheduling mandates gaining in popularity, could retirement plans be the next mandate foisted upon private business? California became the third state in the nation to create a pilot program for…

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LLCs In The DC Crosshairs

Efforts at government overreach continue unabated in the Nation’s Capital with city council member Elissa Silverman pushing legislation to force LLCs to identify and hold responsible all partners in real estate limited liability companies. Currently, the Real Estate LLC Transparency Amendment Act of 2018, which was co-sponsored by 5 other DC Council members, targets only…

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US House Tees Up Tax Law Fixes

There’s still a ways to go, but the US House is moving in the right direction this week with the House Committee on Rules voting to send a year-end tax bill to the floor for a vote. The House Ways & Means Committee released its TCJA fix package this past Monday and it may be…

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IRS Releases Rule on Business Interest Deductions

Almost in concert with the proposed Congressional fixes to the TCJA (above), the Internal Revenue Service this week released 439 pages of proposed regulations that in large part address other issues and changes inherent in TCJA passage. Primary amongst them for our readers, the proposed regulations clarify a key provision in the TCJA that limited…

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