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July 2019 Archives

Steps business owners can take to avoid equal pay charges

Equal pay for women is one of the hottest issues facing businesses across the country. The question was fueled over the past few months by a lawsuit filed by members of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, which claims the U.S. Soccer Federation pays the men’s national team more.

Protecting your business from legal claims

Opening up your own business also opens you up to the potential for lawsuits. Even if you do not anticipate facing serious issues with your company or a product or service you provide, the risk always exists that someone could find fault with your business and pursue legal action as a result.

Changes at the Labor Department could impact businesses

President Trump recently announced that his choice for the new Secretary of Labor is Eugene Scalia. If that name sounds familiar, it is likely because he is the son of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Also an attorney, Eugene Scalia was a recess appointment as the top lawyer in the Labor Department under George W. Bush and also worked at the Department of Justice under Attorney General Barr during his first time in this role under George Bush, Sr.

Are we ready for the big one?

Californians are used to earthquakes and tremors, but the recent 6.4 and subsequent 7.1 quakes are enough to serve as a wake-up call that the long-dreaded “big one” could still strike. The state is paying attention to the signs and has ordered more than $16 million to install thousands of quake detecting sensors all around the state. The idea is that this equipment would provide precious seconds of advance notice that would allow public utilities and services to shut down before the quake hits.

U.S. women's soccer team not done yet

The U.S. Women's Soccer Team (USWST) won their second straight World Cup Championship and fourth overall on July 7, 2019, in a 2-0 win over the Netherlands. Their brilliant play as the dominant team of their era was matched by the scrutiny over the brash nature of their post-goal celebrations, lack of interest in going to the White House and equal pay for their work, success and popularity.

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