EWEA – Relieving the Labor Shortage?

At the Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Day Forum in Washington DC last month, franchisee attendees focused on several initiatives with great potential to ease the ongoing critical labor shortage for small businesses. One such solution the attendees spoke about with members of Congress is the Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act. This proposal (HR…

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Trump Labor Department Will Take Close Look

The now-enjoined new overtime regulation may not be the only rule with which the Trump administration takes a different view than Obama officials did.  In a video message released on Monday, President-elect Donald Trump said he will “direct the Department of Labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker.”  It…

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