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Business Costs & Regulation

Thinking of Relocating Your Business to California? Don't!
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Thinking of Relocating Your Business to California? Don't!

Let me tell you: California is La La Lawsuit Land. It can be a very expensive place to conduct business, so my advice is to steer clear.
November 7, 2019
The New Uber Law’s Ripple Effect
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The New Uber Law’s Ripple Effect

Independent contractors across the U.S. could become eligible for employee benefits.
November 1, 2019
Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports
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Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports

Today's forecast for management decisionmaking.
August 30, 2019
4 Myths about the ADA that Could Cost You a Lot of Money
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4 Myths about the ADA that Could Cost You a Lot of Money

You probably didn't open your business or become a landlord because you love rules and regulations, so you might not grasp the intricacies of the Amer…
February 27, 2019
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Putting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency
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Putting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

The White House plan to freeze fuel economy standards faces a rough ride.
November 1, 2018

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Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?
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Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?

Knight Kiplinger offers his advice on how companies can improve their handling of harassment problems.
April 4, 2018
5 Questions About Net Neutrality
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5 Questions About Net Neutrality

New rules could change the way you use the internet, and you may pay more.
January 9, 2018
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Are Incentives to Lure New Businesses Fair to Current Employers?
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Are Incentives to Lure New Businesses Fair to Current Employers?

Job growth and spending at an existing firm should be worth just as much in incentives as new jobs and capital investment brought in from outside.
November 28, 2017
How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses
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How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.
November 6, 2017
Hold Soda Makers to Account for Health Woes?
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Hold Soda Makers to Account for Health Woes?

A strong case can be made that it’s unethical for companies to target the very customers who shouldn’t be heavy consumers of a given product.
August 24, 2017
How a Border Tax Would Affect You
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How a Border Tax Would Affect You

A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.
April 12, 2017
Why You Should Plan To Sell Your Business Now
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Why You Should Plan To Sell Your Business Now

No matter when you actually expect to let go of your business, you need to be prepared for the move.
December 13, 2016
Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?
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Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?

Charitable institutions with endowments—whether colleges, museums or hospitals—have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.
October 4, 2016
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New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year
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New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year

A change in salary threshold will make more workers eligible for extra pay.
August 26, 2016
Should Rich Immigrants Be Able to "Buy" Permanent Visas?
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Should Rich Immigrants Be Able to "Buy" Permanent Visas?

U.S. immigration policy should tilt toward admitting people who actually want to work in this country. An immigrant's wealth shouldn't by itself confe…
July 18, 2016
Giving You More Control Over Your Data
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Giving You More Control Over Your Data

The Reclaim Your Name initiative would give consumers information about who is collecting information about them.
July 1, 2016
The Unintended Consequences of a Boost in Overtime Pay
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The Unintended Consequences of a Boost in Overtime Pay

New rules mean millions more employees will be overtime-eligible. But will employers find workarounds?
June 21, 2016
How High Will Your State's Minimum Wage Be on January 1, 2017?
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How High Will Your State's Minimum Wage Be on January 1, 2017?

By the start of next year, 29 states and Washington, D.C., will have minimum wages higher than the federal level.
June 18, 2016
Should Restaurants Raise Prices and Eliminate Tips?
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Should Restaurants Raise Prices and Eliminate Tips?

Saying goodbye to tipping would address fairness and income reporting concerns.
June 6, 2016
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Remedying the Gender Pay Gap
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Remedying the Gender Pay Gap

A proposed federal rule designed to bring men's and women's pay in line would be an ineffective, burdensome mandate for employers.
April 5, 2016
5 New Services From the U.S. Postal Service
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5 New Services From the U.S. Postal Service

Your letter carrier could be delivering your breakfast cereal and bread next.
October 19, 2015
Why the Drought Won’t Hike Food Prices
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Why the Drought Won’t Hike Food Prices

California farmers get creative to channel water to key crops.
June 1, 2015
Shouldn't Music Streaming Sites Pay Higher Royalties?
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Shouldn't Music Streaming Sites Pay Higher Royalties?

Recording artists both famous and obscure complain about the royalty of less than a penny that they receive for each play of their songs.
January 6, 2015
When Is an Independent Contractor Really an Employee?
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When Is an Independent Contractor Really an Employee?

Many businesses, especially tech start-ups, fudge on legal distinctions to keep their labor costs low and cap their official employee count.
October 7, 2014
Business Costs in 2015
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Business Costs in 2015

Here’s what businesses can expect to pay next year for health care, insurance, fuel, shipping, borrowing and more.
September 16, 2014