Balancing Risk and Action

What a difference a day makes. Or to update that rhetorical message, what a difference three months makes. Yes, it was just three short months ago when states like Florida, Texas, Arizona and a host of others across the south and southwest were seemingly enjoying some inexplicable level of immunity from the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses…

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Paid Family Leave On the 2020 Agenda

Speaking of Paid Family and Medical Leave, expect legislation to mandate it as a paid benefit to have a prominent place in the buildup to the 2020 presidential election. As we know, President Trump (as recently as the State of the Union address on February 5) has expressed his support for some kind of federal…

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Trump Changes ALJ Hiring Process, Dems Object

In the wake of a SCOTUS decision decided just a few weeks ago (Lucia v Security & Exchange Commission) where the court ruled administrative law judges (ALJs) were in fact, “officers of the United States” and hence subject to the appointments clause in the Constitution, President Trump ordered the hiring process for ALJs changed. In…

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Andy Puzder Headlines DDIFO National Conference

DDIFO is thrilled to announce that Andrew Puzder, former CKE Restaurants CEO, will wrap up the 2018 DDIFO National Conferencein New Orleans as the Closing Keynote Speaker. Puzder, who helped turn Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. into the fast food powerhouses they are today, was nominated in 2016 by President Trump to serve as the United States…

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Trump To Name New IRS Commissioner

Rumored to be in the works for a number of weeks, President Trump yesterday confirmed that he would submit the name of California tax attorney Charles Rettig to the US Senate for confirmation as the new Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. If confirmed by the Senate to the seven-year term as commissioner, Rettig would…

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Tax Reform Grants Family Leave Credit

There seems to be much debate still on the benefits of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform), signed into law by President Trump shortly before Christmas, but our friends at SESCO Management make it clear that one benefit for business is a new employer credit for paid family and medical leave.  The…

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And Then There Were Four, Again

It seems like just a few months ago, the National Labor Relations Board reached its full complement of five members and yet we’re currently back to only 4 appointees (2 republican & 2 democrats). It actually was only three months ago (September 25, 2017) when the US Senate confirmed the fifth and final Trump appointee…

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NLRB Appointments, Again

That’s right, President Trump did recently provide a full 5-member complement of appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in addition to new NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb – but now has a new vacancy to fill, again. The term of current NLRB Chairman Philip Miscimarra is set to expire one week from tomorrow,…

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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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More Change in the Air at NLRB

It seems that the broad subject of the NLRB has dominated our writings more than not over the past few months, and it will likely continue. Last week, the US Senate confirmed the nomination of Marvin Kaplan to fill the 4th spot on the Board and then went on its summer recess until Labor Day!…

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