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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Health Care Law Implementation
Panelists talked about challenges related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law, which was to be fully enacted in 2014.
Vanderbilt poll: Tennesseans oppose online tax
A majority of Tennesseans oppose the state enforcing online sales taxes, though respondents were split on whether the current system is fair to local businesses, according to a Vanderbilt University poll released Tuesday.
Feds Make It Easier for States to Enroll Poor Under Health Law
According to a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Obama administration is making it easier for states to sign up the poor for health coverage - and to help those individuals stay covered.
Tennessee companies saved $232M with work opportunity tax credits in 2012
Tennessee issued 64,300 work opportunity tax credits in fiscal 2012, representing potential federal income tax savings in excess of $232 million for businesses, according to a news release.
State to finally replace ancient jobless-claims computer
In good news for the jobless and employers alike, the state's 1970s-era computer that processes unemployment claims is finally getting replaced.
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Curtis v. Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership Plaintiffs have made the modest factual showing required for conditional class certification under the Fair Labor Standards Act: plaintiffs have made a showing that defendant's sales representatives were required to work off the clock in order to make sure that defendant's software ... (more)
Scientists Call on Obama Administration to Keep Gray Wolves Protected Under Endangered Species Act
May 21 - In two sharply worded letters sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today, prominent scientists argued for continued protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states and criticized a draft federal proposal to remove those protections for being premature and failing to follow the best available science.
Great Bay deserves representation in fight with EPA
As a resident and business owner in Newmarket, I have an enduring love for my town.
EPA Wants Former Creek County Refinery On SuperFund List
The EPA wants to add a former Creek County oil refinery to the Superfund list. The 125-acre site is located on the northeast side of Bristow on West 221st Street.
Naming Names in the Dodd Frank Mess
It's not just faceless Wall Street lobbyists who are doing the damage; a guy named Mark Wetjen has some explaining to do.
Crowdfunding: New Types of Equity
There is a new movement afoot in the world of small business financing. The concept of crowdfunding has its roots in earlier efforts to assist artists get their music and art projects funded in an organized way.
Proxy Disclosures for Corporate Jets: AircraftLogs Announces SEC Reporting Tool
Proxy Disclosures for Corporate Jets: AircraftLogs Announces SEC Reporting Tool AircraftLogs has automated incremental cost disclosures for corporate jets, which the Securities and Exchange Commission requires to be included the annual proxy statements of publicly-traded companies.AircraftLogs has automated the incremental cost disclosures for ... (more)