The National Labor Relations Board, the agency responsible for creating and enforcing rules and regulations governing collective action and unions has passed a new rule that would allow unions to form in as little as 2 weeks.
Organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the National Association of Manufacturers, and the US Chamber of Commerce oppose the ruling and have filed a lawsuit.
In a press release sent to the HTN, National Retail Federation Vice President David French vows to “…continue to challenge the NLRB in Congress and in the courts”.
The rule itself is designed to provide a more streamlined process for [...]
For many in the United States, tax season has come and for some it’s already passed. I think a fundamental question that our economy as a whole should always be debating is whether the tax system helps increase the productivity of employees working across America’s businesses and perhaps even government institutions.
It’s a commonly accepted principle that as taxes increase, the activity which they target is usually less attractive to those who would otherwise have performed it. In other words, taxes act as a dragging factor on anything that they are applied to. For example, if you charge a high sales tax on computers, you increase their overall price which means that you [...]
Oh, how I wish Andrew Shepard was a candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Remember him? The American President? He wasn’t a perfect man, but you grew to trust that he had the country’s best interest top of mind. His opponent demeaned his character because he fell in love with a lobbyist while he maintained excellent leadership qualities. True, that could be dicey since she could hold great influence over him. But he took the high road, at the risk of losing her, because he believed in doing what was right for the country.
Andrew Shepard defines the Presidency as “entirely about character.” Kind of gives you chills, doesn’t it?
The April 2015 Harvard Business [...]
If you are in most areas of the United States, you may be experiencing or at least have been recently experiencing a large amount of snow, to say the least. In my area of the country we don’t handle snow very well, and so most schools go ahead and close whenever there is a quarter of an inch of snow that has fallen, motorists have no clue what they’re doing and so we end up with a lot of accidents, and even my Yorkies look at me with a sign of disdain whenever I force them to go outside, “dude are you kidding me?”
This is why at a time like this, corporate telecommuting policies have never been more important. Whether you believe climate change is real [...]