Expansive California Bill is Battleground

California Assembly Bill 5 has certainly served to generate significant controversy across many, if not most, industries in the Golden State. AB-5, which has already passed the state Assembly, would codify a California Supreme Court decision (Dynamex Operations West) decided in April 2018. In Dynamex, the state’s highest court established that all workers are essentially…

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Now Just A Few Days Away!

The 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting will be held next Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts. You only have days to register to attend The NextGen Store – From Finance to Staffing and Beyond!  The program will feature Attorney Dan Field of the Boston law firm of Morgan Brown…

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Little Over A Week!

There’s just over one week left before the 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting on April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts? In presenting The NextGen Store – From Finance to Staffing and Beyond, we’ll have Attorney Dan Field of the Boston law firm of Morgan Brown & Joy ready to talk…

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Timing Is Everything!

Against this backdrop of increasing employer mandates, ever-rising taxes and new benefit requirements, isn’t it perfect timing for DDIFO to sponsor our 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting on April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts? In presenting The NextGen Store – From Finance to Staffing and Beyond, we’ll have Attorney Dan…

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Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting

We’re delighted with the program we’ve pulled together for the 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting on April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts. As more of the NextGen stores come off the drawing board and are brought to fruition, there’s that much more information that Dunkin’ franchise owners should be aware…

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Employment Law Traps Abound

Whether the NLRB remains in business or not, the plethora of traps that unwitting small businessmen and women can find themselves caught in shows no signs of shrinking. Here are a couple of issues to ponder. Under recent court rulings in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, employers may be sued for not making a reasonable accommodation…

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Miscellaneous

It may have begun way back in 2011, but perseverance paid off to the tune of $550,000 for a former Chipotle employee in one of the chain’s Washington DC restaurants.  The former employee, Doris Garcia Hernandez, convinced a jury in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that her employment was indeed terminated…

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Workers Comp Struck And Under Review

Workers Compensation laws seem to be more in the cross-hairs of some as courts in different states hear challenges to various provisions.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down a provision in state law that allowed for the deferral of temporary total disability payments for those workers who returned to work.  In the four cases…

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Schedule Mandate Proposals Growing

It may make absolutely no sense to anyone trying to run a business successfully, but the latest push for scheduling mandates or “predictive scheduling” seems to be growing in popularity across the country.  San Francisco already requires covered employers to provide employees with their work schedules two weeks in advance and mandates “predictability pay” if…

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