Quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused a firestorm of controversy when he chose to kneel instead of stand for the national anthem before football games. This was done to protest police brutality during a rash of killings of unarmed black men by police.
There have been a 117 workers’ compensation claims involving cancer that have been filed by Texas firefighters over the last six years. According to the Texas Department of Insurance and media outlets, more than 90 percent of those claims have been denied. This is in spite of the fact that a 2005 state law requires governments to presume that cancer is caused by exposure to toxic carcinogens while working.
The community of craft beer brewers is often proud their own grassroots approach to doing business. Many are staunchly anti-big business at least until they get a purchase offer they cannot refuse. Many also strive to keep the business plan straightforward and to grow organically, choosing to focus on product rather than expanding their business footprint.
A common hope among California small business owners is that their company will last for a very long time. However, there are a range of things that could endanger this hope and put a company at risk of coming to an end.
It seems that not a month goes by where there are allegations of misbehavior by college coaches or support staff. Ohio State University has been mired in the scandals of former head coach Jim Tressel who stepped down in 2011 after failing to report student athletes bartering team gear for services like tattoos. There was OSU team doctor Richard Strauss, who allegedly abused students before killing himself in 2005. This has led to class action lawsuit. There is also a class action lawsuit involving diving coach William Bohonyi, who allegedly preyed on female divers, including at least one who was under age 18.
Several new laws went into effect on Jan. 1 that may affect you and your employees. You may already be aware of them, but did you incorporate them into your employee handbook or update existing policies that may be affected by the new laws?