Author Archives: Jill D. Hollander

NECESSITY, THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

In past years the estimate for usage of various commodities, especially metals, centered on China’s growth. At one time, China purchased 40% of the cement manufactured. Nickel, used to make stainless steel and such obvious products as cookware, and the … Continue reading

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IT’S BAAAACK – THE VOLKER RULE

In our last newsletter, we told you the Volker rule was not being implemented. However, sentiment shifted with JP Morgan’s “London Whale”, which ended up costing the firm $6 billion. The Volker rule was approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance … Continue reading

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NEW RULES IMPACTING CAREGIVERS, HOUSEHOLD WORKERS AND CHILD CAREGIVERS

A new law (AB 241) went into effect January 1, 2014. It removes exemptions that had been in place for the category of workers known as Domestic Workers. They are now treated like any other hourly worker. Overtime pay: Time … Continue reading

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