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New Jersey High Court Confirms Proper Test for Defining “Independent Contractor”

WLF Legal Pulse - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:38pm
Guest Commentary by Mark E. Tabakman, Fox Rothschild LLP A November 2014 I authored for Washington Legal Foundation, New Jersey Supreme Court Set to Rule on Definition of “Independent Contractor”, analyzed questions that had been certified to the New Jersey Supreme Court on whether an individual was an independent contractor under New Jersey wage-hour laws. […]
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Committee Announces Republican Subcommittee Assignments for 114th Congress

Education & the Workforce Committee - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00am

The House Education and the Workforce Committee today released subcommittee assignments for Republicans members in the 114th Congress.

“We have a lot to do over the next two years,” said Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline. “Our success will be due in no small part to the great work of our subcommittees. We have a dedicated team, and I look forward to working with each member as we advance commonsense reforms to strengthen our nation’s classrooms and workplaces.”

The subcommittee assignments for Republican members are as follows:

Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
Todd Rokita, Indiana (Chairman)
Duncan Hunter, California
Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania
Dave Brat, Virginia
Buddy Carter, Georgia
Michael Bishop, Michigan
Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin
Steve Russell, Oklahoma
Carlos Curbelo, Florida

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Tim Walberg, Michigan (Chairman)
Duncan Hunter, California
Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania
Todd Rokita, Indiana
Dave Brat, Virginia
Michael Bishop, Michigan
Steve Russell, Oklahoma
Elise Stefanik, New York

Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
Virginia Foxx, North Carolina (Chairwoman)
David P. Roe, Tennessee
Matt Salmon, Arizona
Brett Guthrie, Kentucky
Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania
Joe Heck, Nevada
Luke Messer, Indiana
Bradley Byrne, Alabama
Carlos Curbelo, Florida
Elise Stefanik, New York
Rick Allen, Georgia

Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
David P. Roe, Tennessee (Chairman)
Joe Wilson, South Carolina
Virginia Foxx, North Carolina
Tim Walberg, Michigan
Matt Salmon, Arizona
Brett Guthrie, Kentucky
Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania
Joe Heck, Nevada
Luke Messer, Indiana
Bradley Byrne, Alabama
Buddy Carter, Georgia
Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin
Rick Allen, Georgia

To view the list of subcommittee assignments online, click here.

 

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Simplified Membership Categories

NAWBO Media - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:00am
Length of time in business is not the only way to measure success or more importantly determine the needs of NAWBO members. After speaking with numerous chapter leaders, members of the Presidents Assembly Steering Committee, the National Board of Directors and our members we have decided to simplify the NAWBO membership categories in a way that empowers our members to choose the level of membership and accompanying member benefits that best meets their current business needs, rather than forcing them to receive benefits based on length of time in business.
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Republican Leaders Recognize National School Choice Week

Education & the Workforce Committee - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:00am
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statements in recognition of National School Choice Week:                        


Speaker Boehner:

A good education is the great equalizer in America, and parents deserve the chance to pick the schools that will best meet their kids’ needs and aspirations. Instead of sticking with the top-down system that has let too many students slip through the cracks, Washington should embrace a future of empowerment and opportunity. School choice works, it’s the right thing to do, and it will continue to be a priority in the people’s House. 

Majority Leader McCarthy:

School choice is about giving kids the opportunity to get ahead by letting families choose the best school for their children. Last Congress, the House passed the Student Success Act to support school choice, innovation, and excellence in education. And last year, the House passed the Success and Opportunity for Charter Schools Act so that successful innovative public charter schools can continue to be replicated and grow. It’s all a part of the House’s continued agenda to expand freedom, opportunity, and accountability for the American people. 

Chairman Kline:

Countless students have escaped failing schools and received a quality education because parents were empowered to do what’s best for their child’s education. It is time to extend to more families the promise of school choice. The House will soon begin taking steps to reform the nation’s K-12 education system, and providing parents access to more educational opportunities will be a leading priority. Let’s celebrate school choice, and let us continue the work of improving education for America’s children.

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VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Congress to Strengthen Support for Youth Sex Trafficking Victims

Education & the Workforce Committee - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is taking action this week to strengthen support for victims of youth sex trafficking. Congress has been debating a number of bipartisan proposals that would enhance existing aid for runaway and homeless youth and improve identification and assessment of child sex trafficking victims. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) discussed the urgent need to fight this deplorable crime and support the victims and their families:
 

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As a father and grandfather, I find it difficult to imagine anything more terrifying than a loved one falling victim to youth sex trafficking. Yet each year, hundreds of thousands of children and families are forced to live with the pain and suffering that stems from this deplorable crime.
 
Mr. Speaker, let me be clear: this crime is taking place right here in our own country; it is impacting our communities, our families, and our children. We face a national crisis and it demands a national response. Fortunately, there are heroic efforts underway to fight this heinous crime, care for the victims, and support their families.

Congress has an opportunity to address these challenges and strengthen our support for victims of youth sex trafficking ... I am pleased that in the early days of the 114th Congress we are taking action to address youth sex trafficking. It reflects both the seriousness of this crime and our commitment to the victims and their families. I urge my colleagues to support these important legislative proposals. 


​To read Chairman Kline's full remarks, click here.

To watch a video of his remarks, click here

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Kline Statement: Legislation to Strengthen Support for Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking

Education & the Workforce Committee - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:00am

As a father and grandfather, I find it difficult to imagine anything more terrifying than a loved one falling victim to youth sex trafficking. Yet each year, hundreds of thousands of children and families are forced to live with the pain and suffering that stems from this deplorable crime.
 
Mr. Speaker, let me be clear: this crime is taking place right here in our own country; it is impacting our communities, our families, and our children. We face a national crisis and it demands a national response. Fortunately, there are heroic efforts underway to fight this heinous crime, care for the victims, and support their families.
 
The dedicated staff at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or NCMEC, are on the front lines every day identifying victims, assisting law enforcement in the recovery of missing children, and returning children to their loved ones.
 
NCMEC is also partnering with schools and employers to enhance support for victims and their families. Parents with children in school are probably familiar with Lifetouch photography. Through its “SmileSafe Kids” initiative, Lifetouch is making it easier for parents and NCMEC to alert law enforcement of a missing child in order to accelerate the search and rescue.
 
NCMEC and others are always finding new ways to help and so should we, and that is why we are here today. We’ve learned too often victims fall through the cracks of states’ child welfare systems. Those who may be runaway or homeless youth do not have access to the full range of services they need. And believe it or not, due to a flaw in the law, there are times when children are treated as criminals rather than the victims of a violent crime.
 
Congress has an opportunity to address these challenges and strengthen our support for victims of youth sex trafficking. I want to thank my Republican and Democrat colleagues for working with us on this important effort, including the ranking member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Bobby Scott, and Representatives Joe Heck, Karen Bass, and Joyce Beatty.
 
I am pleased that in the early days of the 114th Congress we are taking action to address youth sex trafficking. It reflects both the seriousness of this crime and our commitment to the victims and their families. I urge my colleagues to support these important legislative proposals.

Job Creators Network and NAWBO Announce New Partnership

NAWBO Media - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:00am
Women business owners advocacy organization teams up with national business advocacy organization
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