SEIU, ACLU, Fight for $15 Sue McDonald’s

Some 23 individual complaints were filed this week against McDonalds alleging sexual harassment at some of its corporate and franchised stores. The majority of the claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and contend (again) that McDonald’s is a joint employer of the workers in their franchised locations and hence, equally re$pon$ible and…

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New York State of Mind

In building a file to produce Small Regular No Sugar on a weekly basis, extreme policies proposed, considered, or enacted in New York City are regular entries for consideration – some are held until further action, others dismissed because “there’s no way they can be serious!” Well, with yesterday’s announcement that NYC Mayor Bill de…

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More Mandate Mania

On a regular basis, we have advised our subscribers of the ever-expanding government mandates on employee benefits, minimum wages, sick leave, family and medical leave and the like. Well, yet another new mandate was proposed last week in the United States Senate – the Saving For The Future Act. Filed by declared democratic presidential candidate…

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State Minimum Wage Maneuvers

Speaking of minimum wages, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has asked the Florida Supreme Court to review a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would mandate a $15 minimum. The proposed amendment calls for the $8.46 minimum wage to rise to $10 on September 30, 2021 and increase $1 each year thereafter until reaching $15 per hour…

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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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Targeting Success

Newly announced presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has gotten much of the coverage on raising taxing of late with her plan to levy a 2% tax on assets over $50 million, but failed 2016 (and likely 2020) democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is determined to penalize success as well. Staying in class…

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Schultz Ponders POTUS Run

In the cacophony of candidate announcements of exploratory committees, fundraising initiatives, and ‘test-the-waters’ visits to New Hampshire and Iowa, perhaps none is generating as much response as speculation about a Howard Schultz independent campaign. The former Starbucks CEO confirmed this week that he is considering launching an independent campaign for the White House that has…

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Idle Hands, Indeed!

Back in June of this year when he stepped down as CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz responded to rumors that he was planning a run for the White House by simply stating he intended “to think about a range of options, and that could include public service. But I’m a long way from making any…

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Campaign 2020

It may seem like a bit premature, but believe it or not, some politicians who plan to run for president in the 2020 election have already begun campaigning. President Trump was only inaugurated less than 8 months ago, but there are already those who think they can do a better job. Los Angeles Mayor Eric…

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Dismantling Obama Care

The United States Senate passed a fiscal 2017 budget resolution early Thursday, the first step in the process of repealing Obamacare through a powerful, majority-vote mechanism known as reconciliation.  The 51- 48 vote came after many hours of debate on an array of Democratic amendments intended to squeeze Republicans for targeting the health law. The…

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