Perhaps you missed the opportunity, a couple of years ago, to install a device in your house that tells the FCC your broadband speeds. If so, and you’re still kicking yourself for missing out, you’re in luck. Now, instead of having to hook up an FCC-provided “free wireless router”, you can download an Android app developed for the FCC that does much the same thing on your mobile device. (An iPhone equivalent is expected early next year.)
Andy Rosen and the Council of Fashion Designers Launch New Initiative to Revitalize New York City Manufacturing
Andy Rosen, founder of the designer brand Theory, along with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (“CFDA”) and the New York City Economic Development Cooperation are launching the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative to raise funds for New York city factories that are at least two-years-old.
Launched by Sara Blakely in 2000, Spanx is a well-established women’s shapewear brand with worldwide brand recognition. Since Spanx’s launch, numerous competitors have flooded the market.
Today the Miami Herald published an article entitled “Overboard Cases on Cruise Lines Often Under-Reported to Public.” What jumps out from the article is that the cruise industry, as a whole, fundamentally still lacks transparency regarding the issue of cruise ship passengers and crew members going overboard on the high seas.
Dr. Elisabeth Hagen is departing government in mid-December, again leaving the America without a Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for Food Safety. How common are these periods when USDA is without an Under Secretary for Food Safety? More common than not, it seems.
Let’s Give Thanks: Administrative Law Judge Rules NLRB’s D.R. Horton Decision Banning Class Action Waivers is Unsustainable
On November 8, 2013, Administrative Law Judge Bruce D. Rosenstein upheld a class action waiver in a mandatory employment arbitration agreement notwithstanding the NLRB’s controversial ruling in D.R. Horton banning such class action waivers because they purportedly chill employees’ rights to engage in concerted protected activity under Section 7 of the NLRA.
While in New York City this week I was asked more than once by marketing professionals how their firm could engage specific companies online. Particularly, clients, prospective clients, and referral sources.
By now, you’ve most likely seen the stories about the large sinkhole that opened in Dunedin, Florida this week. The Dupre family was awakened early Wednesday morning to what sounded like someone noisily attempting to break into their house.
Back in July, I posted about the perils of gender based hiring. I pointed out that a company can “discriminate” based on protected characteristics (except race), when that characteristic is what is called a “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” (“BFOQ”). To be a BFOQ, being a member of that group is essential to the job.
Responding to the concerns of many Americans regarding a potential cancellation of some health insurance policies, President Obama announced on Thursday that insurance companies can continue to offer for another year some health plans to individuals, families, and small businesses that do not meet the Essential Health Benefits requirements established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).