President Donald Trump signed an executive order on May 28, 2020 aimed at limiting the broad legal protections under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects internet companies, particularly social media companies, from being sued over the content that is posted or shared on their platforms and allows the internet companies to moderate the content based on their company policies so long as the decisions are made “in good faith.” Courts have repeatedly upheld the law in favor of internet companies. The executive order seeks to narrow the extensive protections of section 230. The executive order asserts that social media platforms are more than mere sites where people post content, but function more like a public square.
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The adopted standards on when interns are entitled to minimum wage (or not) by the Department of Labor are not exactly new law. It merely adopts what has been a growing trend of Federal Appellate Courts outright rejecting the previous standard adopted by the Department of Labor. Read More Here >> https://www.pashalaw.com/trump-dol-hiring-unpaid-interns-easier/
U.S. economy boosted by May employment gains
Job market sees huge gains in May, with the restaurant/hospitality industry leading the pack. Government jobs remain crushed by budget cuts. https://pasha.bz/37aIm4G
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Kylie Jenner recently sold half of her cosmetics company in a huge cash-outs deal. But a closer look reveals that she has been inflating the size and success of her business for years. https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2020/05/29/inside-kylie-jennerss-web-of-lies-and-why-shes-no-longer-a-billionaire/#3bd3865d25f7
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Delta Rolls Out New Health Guidelines
Delta announces new health measures including fewer occupied seats on planes, face coverings for staff and passengers, and more frequent disinfections of self-service kiosks. Read article here https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/delta-to-block-middle-seats-place-cap-on-passengers-through-september.html
Google Is at Risk for a Massive Employment Lawsuit. Your Company Might Be Too
With more than half of its regular workforce not receiving benefits as “contract employees,” Google opens itself up to scrutiny and a potential lawsuit. https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/google-contractors-employees-legal-risks-misclassification-california-law.html
In California, small clinics and physician-owned practices are being consolidated into larger healthcare systems. Because this creates a monopoly on healthcare in a given area, prices soar. CA’s attorney general wants the power to halt these mergers in their tracks. https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-06-01/california-seeks-more-power-to-fight-healthcare-mergers
Legislative and regulatory initiatives restrict what employers can ask job applicants, and many employers are not aware that they can be subject to penalties for asking questions about criminal records, salary history and credit history. Read source article here>> https://www.pizzamarketplace.com/articles/are-your-interview-questions-breaking-the-law/
“Serving tea and coffee...mandatory for all female employees”: Ghibli Studios revealed as workplace of gender discrimination, disregarded labor laws, and unfair working conditions.