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New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
The 6 Rules to Hiring Unpaid Interns

The 6 Rules to Hiring Unpaid Interns

A closer look at the Department of Labor’s rules, which otherwise can be as clear as mud.
U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

An executive of a disposable medical-supply manufacturer is being held in his office outside of Beijing by his own employees, according to news reports.

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

The majority of small-business owners want to see comprehensive immigration reform include a way for newcomers to the U.S. to achieve permanent legal status.
How to Avoid Workplace Political Spats

How to Avoid Workplace Political Spats

This election season, your employees may quarrel over candidates. Labor attorney Robin E. Shea offers tips, plus a free example of a harassment policy.
When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit

When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit

T-shirts and tattoos might be more common in the workplace, but keep these four do's and don'ts in mind to avoid potential problems.
Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies

Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies

A federal agency for labor practices offers long-awaited guidance to employers on social-media guidelines at work.
Top Overtime Traps for Business Owners

Top Overtime Traps for Business Owners

As a business owner, you often look for ways to bootstrap or ask employees to go above and beyond. But overlooking overtime could land you in a heap of trouble.

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