Winter Storm Juno didn’t end up being nearly as bad as many people thought it would be—particularly those in New York—but it still left a lot of snow on the ground, and meant some time off work for many Americans residing in New England. So that time off work, how should employers pay employees for it? Should they at all?
Sometimes, certain aspects of what goes on in sports seem to be off in their own little world. There’s no better example of this than when it comes to the hiring and firing of coaches—college football coaches, specifically—where the rules and norms than govern workers in other industries simply don’t apply here.
All the time, businesses and state and local lawmakers are pushing for a little bit more leniency—in the very least, some practicality and flexibility—from the Environmental Protection Agency. But, as a recent case shows, when the EPA finally grants it and works with all parties to create a more workable standard, the courts aren’t having it.
For many people, it’s better to just not think about finances than it is to actually set up a budget. It’s less stressful now—but boy, can it really cause a lot of problems later. For peace of mind, it’s worth setting up some kind of personal budget.
Though the new year is upon us, it isn’t too late to look back at what happened in 2014—as many people on our network have already done. It’s good to look ahead to what’s in store in 2015, too, and both the year past and the year ahead look to be quite interesting in the world of workplace class actions.
Unlike previous air tragedies, with Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 looming large, answers have started to come in on the crash of AirAsia QZ8501. While wreckage has been found, and theories have begun forming on the cause of the accident, there are still many, many more questions that loom out there.
There’s been much talk lately around the regulation of drones, specifically as it pertains to who’s allowed to operate them and where they should be allowed to go. But for a long time, little has been discussed on the privacy front. Well, that’s changing with a proposed piece of legislation from outgoing senator Jay Rockefeller.
Believe it or not, the United States’ effort dramatically alter its relationship with Cuba could actually have quite the profound impact relatively soon. Now, that doesn’t apply to all sectors, but for some we could see major inroads on the island nation very soon.
In a move that could spur a lot of progressive policies on marijuana legalization and the potential economic benefits, the Department of Justice announced that Native American tribes could make their own laws around marijuana legalization without the threat of the federal government stepping in. It’s same approach the government has taken with states that have chosen to legalize the drug’s use.
LXBN TV: NLRB Rules Companies Can’t Ban Employees from Using Work Email for Union-Related Activities
In a decision that is garnering a lot of attenting from employment law attorneys, the NLRB set a new precedent on whether or not companies can ban their workers from using work email for union-related communications. The answer, now, is a firm ‘nope.’