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01/12/2016 - Food For Thought: 1/12/2016

The Evolving Paid Sick Leave Patchwork: 2016 Update

– National Law Review

A piece from the National Law Review that outlines the many variations of local paid sick leave laws popping up around the country.  As this list grows, will it be too much longer before employers ask for a “one size fits all” national standard?

 

The State of the State of the Union Address: Is it Broken?

– USA Today

What’s the point of the State of the Union? In today’s fractured media landscape and within our increasingly polarized electorate, USA Today looks at the evolution of the speech and questions its purpose and format. What can businesses learn from the effort to break the mold of traditional “communications”?

 

Goodbye Jobs, Hello ‘Gigs’: How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality

– NPR

Labor advocates blame this economic reality as corroding, and this article echoes their concerns. In the “gig economy,” independent contractors don’t enjoy traditional worker protections – worker rights, worker’s comp, unemployment, etc. Much of the energy on independent contractor misclassificaiton is geared toward addressing this new world order.