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The Trump Administration issued a federal regulation making it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors. While the Trump regulation listed five factors for consideration, the two given the far greatest weight were the nature and degree of the worker's control over the work, and the worker's opportunity for profit or loss based ...
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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) allows nationals of a foreign country to live and work in the U.S. because of conflict or disaster preventing their safe return to their home country. In March, the Department of Homeland Security made the announcement allowing Venezuelans and Burmese to be granted TPS, and extending the status for Syrian nationals living ...
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President Biden campaigned on a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2026. He first tried to carry out this campaign promise as part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, but the Senate parliamentarian ruled that raising the federal minimum wage does not meet requirements to pass the bill by a majority vote (without the opportunity for a filibust...
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After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reminding covered businesses that they must report EEO-1 Component 1 data for both 2019 and 2020 by July 19, 2021. The portal for data collection and submission will open April 26, 2021.  
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President Biden is in the process of proposing his second multi-trillion bill, on infrastructure, with a third multi-trillion bill to follow thereafter. Unlike President Obama's infrastructure bills, however the infrastructure bill produced in April, called the American Jobs Plan, would require employers benefitting from an infusion of infrastructure fund...
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The above headline appeared in the Opinion section of the Wall Street Journal. The writer of the article, a former CEO of American Express, advises that executives should not take a company position on public-policy questions that do not directly affect their business. Among other things, the article points out that whatever political statements are made,...
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This writer is from Georgia, where a recently passed state law has been accused by the media of discouraging voting by minorities. While this writer believes this claim is overstated at best, and false at worst, as evidenced by the fact that both Democrat activist Stacey Abrams and Republican former President Trump believe that recent elections in Georgia...
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In the most closely watched union representation election in at least a decade, Amazon workers at its warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, defeated the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, with 1,798 no votes to only 738 yes votes, along with approximately 500 challenged ballots that will not be counted because it would not affect the results. Statist...
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The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill has significant effects on employment.  
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are independent agencies within the Executive Branch of government, and no American President until President Biden has fired the General Counsel of these agencies during their term of office. Since the firing of the NLRB General Counsel, respondents in NLRB cases...
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In a January 2021 Executive Order, President Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish a COVID-19 National Emphasis Program and asked the agency to determine by March 15, 2021 whether to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard tailored to the pandemic.  A report from the Office of Inspector General of the Depa...

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