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Apple Lawsuit Tests Whether An Employee Can Build A Rival Startup While On Payroll

The tech startup culture has received a lot of attention lately. New businesses create new jobs, revenue, and new opportunities for economic growth. But what about legendary companies such as Apple? It’s only fair that their employees don’t plan competing ventures while on payroll. It’s no secret that some Apple employees are considering striking out […]

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California Proposes $1.4 Billion To Address Homelessness Through Improved Housing and Health Care Services

California politicians are big on healthcare bills. Most recently, Gov. Gavin Newsom worked on a proposal to get homeless into housing while also treating any physical and mental health problems they may be struggling with. Newson will request lawmakers to allocate approximately $1.4 billion to be used on homelessness housing assistance and health care services. […]

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More on Self-Driving Cars: Insurance as We Know It May Disappear

As self-driving cars hit the road and the technology becomes familiar chances are that car insurance as we know it may disappear. But between here and there a lot needs to happen. Realistically speaking, most people haven’t experienced autonomous cars before. All of this could complicate things a bit for insurance companies. There will be […]

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Department of Labor Proposes $1M In Fines Against FL Roofing Experts

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Jacksonville-based, Florida Roofing Experts Inc., for failing to protect their workers from onsite falls. The company is facing penalties totaling $1,007,717. The inspections were initiated back on July 11 and 12, 2019, after receiving several complaints earlier that month of workers performing […]

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Bill Advocates For Pre-K Dental Screenings

Tooth decay is one of the most common conditions among children in the United States. Currently, 28% of preschoolers have experienced visible cavities. The effects of dental disease are taking a toll on many children and their families across the nation. This is why policymakers, dentists, dental hygienists together with health officials and educators are […]

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Drug Company Startup EQRx Launches With Mission To Lower Drug Prices

A new startup aims to bring down drug prices by re-engineering and making the whole process less costly. The startup raised $200 million from investors and it’s aiming to get the first drug approved in 5 years and have 10 drugs approved in their first decade. EQRX’s aims to develop new drugs that work similarly […]

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Cigna And Oscar Announce Partnership To Offer Health Benefits For Small Businesses

Health insurance company Cigna and technology-driven Oscar Health recently announced a strategic partnership to jointly provide commercial health solutions to small businesses. The Cigna + Oscar plans will include medical, behavioral and pharmacy services with a broad network of providers. There will be access to Oscar’s technology tools as well. Small businesses need a better […]

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Walmart Settles Military Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

The giant retailer was recently accused of discriminating against a Naval reservist by refusing to hire her over her mandatory two-week military commitment. Walmart has agreed to revise its discrimination policy and provide payback for the U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class, Lindsey Hunger. The Department of Justice had announced the resolution of the lawsuit […]

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AI-Powered Digital Auto Insurance Provider Raises $50M: What the Experts Say

Clearcover, a digital car insurance provider, has recently raised $50 million in a Series C round by Omers Ventures. The Illinois-based startup uses an AI tool trained on millions of data points to match drivers with affordable auto insurance, and to expedite the claims process with immediate disbursements for repairs of accident-related damages. Anticipating their […]

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California Is Now Requiring Solar Panels on All New Homes: What It Means for Homeowners

California has officially become the first state to require solar panels on all new home and multi-family residences of three stories or fewer, as well as all major renovations. Buildings in highly shaded areas may be exempt.  Commercial construction will follow by 2030. Currently, California is adding approximately 113,000 housing units every year, and they […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers West Texas Restaurant Minimum Wage, Overtime, Child Labor Violations

After several investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, The Plaza Restaurant – a restaurant chain in Texas – paid $44,621 back in wages to 570 of their employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime laws. Also, the employer was fined $13,420 in civil money […]

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Small Business Owners in California to Reconsider Staffing Due to New Gig Worker Law Taking Effect January 1

A new California law taking effect January 1 has made it harder for small business owners to treat workers as independent contractors. Small businesses outside the state are rethinking their staffing as well. The new law places restrictions on who is categorized as a freelancer or independent contractor. Those supporting the law say it addresses […]

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