The U.S. is currently experiencing the tightest labor market in 17 years.  At the same time, marijuana is becoming more widely accepted in the U.S., as about two-thirds of Americans support its legalization.  More than half dozen states have legalized pot for recreational purposes, and 29 states have legalized it for medical purposes.  Empl...
An April decision of the U.S. Supreme Court has important ramifications beyond its ruling pertaining to auto dealerships.  Encino Motor Cars, LLC v. Navarro, No. 16-1362 (U.S. 4/2/18).  The overtime rule exempts any salesman, partsman or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles, trucks or farm implements.  The lower co...
Undocumented workers generally have the right to bring lawsuits under the wage-hour and discrimination laws.  While their right to reinstatement and future pay may be limited because of the immigration laws, they generally are considered to have remedies nevertheless under these laws.  At the same time, when employers are sued, they in theory ha...
The percentage of working-age Americans actually working has significantly dropped over the last 10 years.  At the same time, unemployment rates are dropping to a modern low, approximately 4%, and are expected to drop to around 3.5% over the next year.  America needs workers, and workers need jobs to improve their income and self-image.  A...

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