Category Politics

Legislating and Employee Scheduling Mix and Mingle

Predictive scheduling coined a new word, clopening, or when an employee closes up at night and opens the next morning. I’m not sure how to pronounce it. It’s a sure thing that predictive scheduling is heading your business’ way. Right now, businesses in the retail, food service and hospitality industries are affected by this trend. […]

Possible Changes to Come to Tech Industry Hiring with H-1B Visa Challenges

The current presidential administration has recently shown signs of making significant changes to the way H-1B visas are awarded, potentially impacting the hiring practices of tech companies large and small. The H-1B visa program is designated to provide work visas to highly skilled workers from abroad, and is primarily used to bring in scientists, engineers, […]

The FCC Enters Round Two Against Robocalls

Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, last week called on wireless and landline phone carriers and robocall infrastructure companies. His point? It’s time to get proactive about blocking robocalls. Consumers on the Do Not Call Registry don’t want to report violations after the fact. They want to eat dinner uninterrupted by automatic phone calls. In […]

Know Your No Drone Zones

With the rising popularity of drones, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently working on regulations to detail the where, when, and why of drones. We wrote about the registration process for commercial and private drone pilots last year. The FAA’s registration website is now more user friendly, and they’ve launched a promotional campaign to help pilots […]

India Votes for Net Neutrality (Against Facebook’s Free Basics)

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority voted to preserve net neutrality in India. That is, telecom providers will not be able to provide enhanced access to certain websites (or slower access to others). The authority ruled that online activities should be chosen by the user, not the Internet Service Provider (ISP). This ruling bans Facebook’s “free Internet,” […]

IRS Hacked Through “Get Transcript” Website

If you have ever used the IRS’s Get Transcript website to access your old tax returns, your personal information may have fallen into the hands of hackers. From February to May, Russian hackers used information obtained from another third-party site to steal past transcripts and file fraudulent returns under the names of taxpayers. Hackers used sensitive […]

FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulations

The FAA recently released their proposals for commercial drone regulation. Once put in place, these laws would dictate how corporations can use drones. The proposed regulations would limit drone activity to the operator’s line of sight. Drones would have to yield to anyone else in the airspace, and would not be allowed to fly directly […]