Category Archives: Law

Overtime Rules: Can We At Least Agree on Inflation Adjustments???

The House Education and Workforce Committee is holding a hearing today to discuss overtime rules.  This should be interesting… The consensus expectation seems to be that the Department of Labor will propose increasing the salary threshold for nonexempt workers to … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Daily News, Democracy, Economics, Human Resources, Labor, Law, Politics, Society | 2 Comments

You are too poor to invest…

I have a hypothetical question for you – if you tried to invest in an early stage start-up or perhaps fund a peer-to-peer loan and you were not allowed, simply because your bank account was not big enough, would it upset … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cloud Technology, Corporate Finance, Democracy, Economics, Finance, Law, P2P Lending, Politics | 4 Comments

Tell the SEC to Modify the Accredited Investor Definition

Seedinvest has submitted comments to the SEC regarding the accredited investor definition.  They have an online petition form for those interested in signing and submitting to the SEC.  I highly recommend it, but you need to do so BEFORE JULY … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corporate Finance, Finance, Law, P2P Lending, Politics | 3 Comments

Democracy and Its Discontents

David Brooks of the New York Times just wrote an interesting piece about the political problems facing the United States and the European Union.  He writes that both the U.S. and the European Union are facing a situation where two political … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Democracy, Law, Macro, Politics, Ruminations, Society, Sociology | Leave a comment

Offshore Tax Havens: A Good Time to Reconsider

The Times reports today that France has obtained a list of 3,000 account holders at Swiss banks.  This is only days after France and Switzerland reached an agreement to exchange information on French citizens who hold Swiss bank accounts.  Just … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Daily News, Diplomacy, Economics, Globalization, Law, Politics, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Using Credit Checks for Employee Screening – Slippery Slope

The Times and NPR have written recently about employers using credit checks as an additional means to screen potential new hires.  I’ve heard about these on rare occasion but it seems that a trend may be developing whereby one’s personal … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Daily News, Human Resources, Labor, Law, Politics, Ruminations, Society, Sociology | Leave a comment

Customer Stupidity, Lawsuits and iPods

CNN reports that a man in California is putting together a lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit is claiming that Apple’s iPods are capable of causing hearing loss to those that use it.

Posted in Daily News, Law, Politics, Society, Statistics | Leave a comment