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After the healthcare monstrosity known as Obamacare was passed, the vast majority of employers in the country were forced to slash hours so as to avoid going bankrupt. This is how most of the country managed to avoid seeing prices skyrocket, because the companies took steps to...

Normally, a war against the feds would be waged by Chicago mobsters during the 1920’s and early 30’s. Now, however, mankind’s search for meaning has polarized it,with one half of humanity believing in God, and the other half believing in government. The half that believes in...

So, there has been a cultural earthquake. Harvey Weinstein is a molester. Who knew? Well, I did. And I live in New York, and honestly don’t care about Hollywood. The most I know about Hollywood is the occasional headline from the ‘entertainment’ sidebar on webpages....

Hiring a weasel is generally a bad idea. There are exceptions, but not many. So, this happened. Matthew Donlin was a general manager for Petco who took FMLA leave in February 2016 for a medical condition that led to occasional flare-ups. By May of 2016, Donlin’s doctor...

An announcement by the USCIS has let the surprisingly rapid output of all new scam targeting employers. Shortly after the feds announced that they would be ramping up I-9 audits, a rash of fraudulent emails began to appear in the inboxes of various companies. Well designed and...

When everything is sexual harassment, nothing is A tremendous explosion has erupted in the media and entertainment sphere, an explosion of revelations about bad behavior by high power individuals, both male and female (bust mostly male). None of it is surprise really, except the reactions. Since when did any of...

There is an old truism in the legal industry. It goes ‘hard cases make bad law’. Essentially this argument says thatby definition hard cases are the exception, not the rule. And making laws based on exceptions is a guaranteed method of screwing over everyone else. This...

It is rare to hear of a case where the court ruled in favor of the basic precepts of the rule of law. Generally courts have a reputation for making their decisions based in the precepts of angry rejected college professors. A terrible situation which...

So, this came across my eye. Another day, another court battle centered around a non-union employer that allegedly retaliated against employees who successfully launched a union-organizing campaign. Was giving them sub-par raises of $666 an “unmistakable” attempt to brand the organizers the AntiChrist or the Devil. As...

The key driving factor for wages is employer competition. When companies are competing for your talent, they will attempt to outbid one another in order to secure your talent for themselves. This changed under the FDR administration, when it was declared illegal to pay employees more...

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