Paid Leave Proposal Will Test Trump’s Populist Commitment
– USA Today
President Trump’s proposed federal budget bears little resemblance to the economic populist vision he outlined as a candidate with a notable exception: a paid family leave proposal. It’s one area where the president is showing a potential willingness to buck his party.
Trump Budget’s Paid Parental Leave Plan Could Mean Higher State Taxes
NPR looks at how President Trump’s proposed six weeks of paid parental leave could end up requiring states to raise their unemployment taxes. Unemployment insurance is funded by both state and federal payroll taxes and administered by the states. And while paid parental leave will be a federal mandate, the Trump budget says states will have “broad latitude” to determine what their programs look like.
NRA Show Report: 4 Ways Trump Could Affect Restaurants
– QSR Magazine
While little of the president’s campaign promises have been implemented or addressed, operators and employees should expect changes to take place as he settles into the new role, said Cicely Simpson, executive vice president of policy and government affairs at the NRA. “They think they’re making good progress, and expect the employer community to be behind them,” Simpson said during the educational session. From healthcare to tax reform, here’s a look at how some of Trump’s potential legislative targets might affect the restaurant industry
Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy
– The New York Times
With some metro economies at full employment, some companies can’t find workers to fuel their growth. That’s good news for workers, who are reaping wage increases and moving to better jobs after years of stagnating pay that, for many, was stuck at a low level. President Trump continues to promise that he will accelerate job growth by cutting taxes and regulations, but the accumulating evidence that workers are getting harder to find, and that wages are rising more quickly, has convinced many economists that significantly faster growth is unlikely.