According to new rules by the Department of Labor, private employers have to treat same-sex marriages the same as heterosexual ones when it comes to granting leave benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act. And, as we’ve seen, when employers are forced by the government to do something that, even slightly, might go agains their beliefs, they’ll take issue—so will it happen here?
In news that’s making a lot of headlines, Apple was hit with a $532.9 million jury verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Smartflash, a company that’s been called a “patent troll” by some because it is a non-practicing entity. Though the ruling is a big one, this is just the beginning of the fight in the case.
There were a lot of who were counting on the effects of President Obama’s immigration executive action coming to fruition—and soon. Now, employees who may have told their employers they were working illegally—but wouldn’t soon—are in a really rough place.
Drones are one of the most products around in the world of consumer electronics. The thing is, there are more parties than just consumers who want to use them—and most can’t, because there aren’t rules around these unmanned aerial systems. The FAA took a big step to resolve that this past weekend.
The African Union and United Nations recently released a joint report on illicit financial flows, one which revealed some startling figures: namely, that Africa loses $50 billion every year to these illicit financial flows—which are comprised, in large part, of fraudulent activities.
Vaccinations, for years, have been the source of much controversy. For a wide number of reasons, more and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children against measles and other contagious illnesses. But as we see the effects of this over time—namely, potentially deadly outbreaks—the stakes grow increasingly larger.
The FCC’s new net neutrality strategy, proposed last week by commissioner Tom Wheeler, has been widely hailed as a victory for advocates of an open internet. A big part of that has been the belief that the federal government and the FCC would now regulate the internet more like a utility—though, that isn’t entirely the case.
It sounds odd at first, but before long, you’ll likely be using your iPhone to pay for things at your favorite stores. By now, everyone’s aware of Apple Pay and Google Wallet, though likely preferring their old-school cards presently—but there’s a reason you’ll soon see the former options accepted about everywhere. And another reason while you want to use them.
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.