Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 11:14 AM EST Jan 16, 2019 On the plus side for the Tigers as they stare at another juicy draft spot in 2019, there is a lush baseball orchard loaded with college and prep hitters who might meet a team’s general preference for a game-busting bat when Detroit chooses with its No. 5 pick. That wasn’t the case a year ago when the Tigers picked first. They wanted a franchise slugger, desperately so, but decided the only player who qualified as the kind of talent you take at 1-1 was Auburn pitcher Casey Mize. This year looks different. Or as different as sandlot talent can appear in January, weeks before the Sunbelt college and prep seasons begin. Already, it looks as if Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman could be a coast-to-coast pick as this year’s top overall talent. The Orioles consolation for a miserable 2018 season is a booby prize on par with what the Tigers enjoyed (endured) in the last draft. They get first … [Read more...] about Ten players Detroit Tigers could take in Major League Baseball draft
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POLITICS 12/19/2018 11:57 am ET Experts fear the law's incentives will leave fewer workers with basic job protections. By Dave Jamieson and Arthur Delaney The GOP tax law passed last year could hasten a workplace trend away from direct employment and toward the use of independent contractors, an arrangement that may save businesses money but would shortchange everyday workers in unseen ways. That’s the takeaway from a new paper by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a progressive think tank that’s been critical of the Republican tax overhaul. Researchers there say the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Donald Trump signed a year ago this week, gives workers an incentive to take contractor jobs that forgo basic labor protections and drive down wages in blue-collar fields like trucking and janitorial services. The White House has argued that by cutting corporate taxes and making it easier for firms to write off expenses, the law encourages companies … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, GOP Tax Law. More Workers Might Become Contractors Because Of You.
Nadine Magnan wanted to install solar panels at her Miami Gardens home to save money on her energy bills. “I noticed my FPL bills were getting higher and higher every year,” Maignan said. She had the panels installed but nearly a year went by and the project still hadn’t passed a city inspection. Without the inspection, FPL wouldn’t credit her power bill. So, she was still paying the full bill when her first payment due date was approaching on the solar panels. “I have to pay almost $3000 more extra this year for something that is not working,” Maignan told us as she looked at her bills. A repair shop that closed its doors without notice and left customers stranded is now set to reopen. Consumer Investigator Sasha Jones has the story with the new owner. (Published Friday, Nov. 2, 2018) Maignan signed a contract with Green Home Improvement Plus for the solar panels in October 2017. She financed $32,000 to pay for the project through the private … [Read more...] about NBC 6 Responds Helps After Solar Panel Project Takes Months to Pass Inspection
Home Daily News California high court ruling may compel gig… Labor & Employment Law By Jason Tashea Posted May 4, 2018, 8:00 am CDT A California Supreme Court decision will make it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors in wage-and-hour class actions. The unanimous opinion could have a major impact on gig economy heavyweights like Amazon, Lyft and Uber. “The opinion is certain to have immediate and expansive reverberations throughout the trucking and transportation industry, which has seen a dramatic increase in the number of wage-and-hour class actions brought by drivers claiming to have been misclassified,” write Bradford Hughes and Beth Kahn, both Los Angeles-based members of the law firm Clark Hill. Much of the gig economy is fueled by independent contractors. According to the National Employment Law Project, misclassification can create devastating consequences for workers. According to a 2016 report from the organization: … [Read more...] about California high court ruling may compel gig economy employers to convert contractors to employees
DADS should step up and take on more responsibility for taking care of kids to try and tackle Britain's pay gap, Theresa May has declared. More than 10,000 companies were forced to reveal the difference between how much men and women at their firms get paid this week - with some shocking results. While overall figures show three out of four firms pay men more than women, the individual stats highlight shocking levels of inequality at healthcare providers, a football club, lingerie chain and a budget airline. Of the 10,015 who complied 78 per cent have a pay gap in favour of men, with budget airline Ryanair one of the best-known company in the top 10 with the biggest difference. But the worst offender is Millwall Holdings PLC, the parent company of Millwall FC, with a median gap of 80 per cent. The Prime Minister said today that it was up to the men to help out more with their kids to try and tackle inequalities. Writing for the Sunday Times today she said: "We must … [Read more...] about Dads need to step up and do more to care for children to tackle pay gap, Theresa May says