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.
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.