As part of the tax overhaul a year ago, Republicans succeeded in eliminating the ACA individual mandate penalty, beginning in January, 2019. A group of states, Alabama, Georgia and Texas among them, filed a lawsuit arguing that “once the heart of the ACA – the individual mandate – is declared unconstitutional, the remainder of the ACA must also fall”. On December 14, 2018, Texas Federal Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with the Plaintiffs and struck down the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in a detailed 55 page opinion. It his final conclusion, [...]
EEOC sues American Freight Management Company, LLC, d/b/a American Freight Furniture and Mattress, alleging it violated federal anti-discrimination laws by engaging in systemic discrimination against female applicants, according to a lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit charges that American Freight refused to hire or even consider a class of female applicants for employment because of their sex. American Freight, headquartered in Delaware, Ohio operates a chain of warehouse-style discount furniture stores specializing in furniture obtained through factory closeouts, dealer cancellations, retail chain buyouts [...]
It has always amazed me how many business people don’t have a business plan. As Benjamin Franklin said, “fail to plan and you plan to fail”. Of the hundreds of businesses we help each year at Business Changing, a whopping 90% come to us without a written business plan. Instead, they’re simply winging it with a vague long-term strategic plan in their head. Or worse than winging it, they’re just focusing on the short-term noises in their business – fighting fires and figuring out how they can improve their current [...]
The rate of healthcare increases has moderated, but premium increases continue to outpace both employee earnings and inflation, according to Kaiser Family Foundation Data. Healthcare coverage remains spotty for small company employees.
Last week, the EEOC reported preliminary numbers on sexual harassment for FY 2018, indicating a 12% increase in charges versus 2017. The agency reports 41 lawsuits filed alleging sexual harassment in FY 2018.
The 2010 Citizens United decision removed many of the limitations on corporate political speech, but too much politics in the workplace may not be a great idea.