DOL “Tweaks” Persuader Disclosure Form

Just about ten days ago, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled proposed changes to forms that employers are required to submit when they work with third-party consulting firms to fight unionization efforts within their business. The changes proposed by DOL appear to target a select number of businesses – those who are vulnerable to…

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OFCCP Extends Comment Deadline

Earlier this month, we advised you that the Department of Labor through its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was intending to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and release EEO-1 reports filed by private employers. Further, at that time, OFCCP had set a deadline for the filing of objections of…

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CFA Legal Symposium

The 2022 CFA Legal Symposium is just a month away and will be held at the Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, Florida, on October 26 & 27! And, as long as you register by October 15, you can take advantage of the discounted Early Bird Rate of only $99, so act today and save! You’ll enjoy…

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NLRB Guts Award Against Union

Seemingly without regard for the appearance of, and in further evidence of, unapologetic bias in favor of organized labor, the Atlanta Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this week indicated its intent to reduce a previously agreed to settlement figure of over $13 million against the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).…

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National Right to Union Reintroduced

In a similar pro-union stance, democratic lawmakers in both the US House and Senate have reintroduced the National Right to Unionize Act (NRUA) in Washington DC. The NRUA takes direct aim at the right-to-work laws that have been adopted by 27 states across the country. Right to work laws protect worker freedoms by prohibiting compulsory…

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CPI Pushes Minimum Wages Higher

One unanticipated repercussion of the ongoing 40-year high level of inflation is the impact it is having on automatic minimum wage rates in a number of states.  Most recently, three states announced that new minimum wage rates for 2023 will be higher than they had previously anticipated. With minimum wage rates tied to the Consumer…

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New DC Employer Obligations

Beginning on October 1, a number of changes will take effect with the DC Universal Paid Leave program which employers must be aware of. Among the changes which were adopted in July, the maximum duration of paid leave benefits is increased to 12 workweeks for qualifying parental leave (up from 8 weeks), increased to 12…

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Saving Energy and Getting Free HVAC

Our next DDIFO webinar will be held next Wednesday and promises to be one you won’t want to miss. Beginning at 2:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 28, DDIFO Business Member Budderfly will present “Saving Energy Costs and Getting Free HVAC!” This presentation will feature a panel of experts discussing current energy saving technology as…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Congratulations are in order for Lou Beccarelli on his recent promotion to the position of Chief Operating Officer with the Arby’s system. As we know, Lou has been a staple in the Dunkin’ system for the past 31 years, most recently serving as Regional Vice President and Division Leader of Operations for Dunkin’. We want…

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It’s Baaaaack!!!

Although it should come as a surprise to nobody involved in the franchise business model, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is resurrecting the Obama-era joint employer standard that caused much angst within the industry. The agency has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on Wednesday of this week, that…

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