Category Archives: employment

We live in strange times when Republicans get behind a bill that gives the government more control. Generally considered the party that opposes “nanny state” measures, the GOP in Wisconsin is backing a bill sponsored by State Rep. Dean Kaufert that would regulate the kinds of food people can purchase with food stamps.

LANSING (WWJ) – Are Michigan welfare recipients using state funds to pay for strippers? One lawmaker says it’s a problem…Senator Rick Jones will propose legislation that aims to make sure Bridge Cards aren’t used to withdraw cash at strip clubs or liquor stores.
Meanwhile, three business groups filed lawsuits against the NLRB over its new rule requiring businesses to post notices about employees’ rights to form a union. Lawsuits filed by the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce contend the NLRB exceeded its authority in issuing this regulation.
“Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to…