Category Politics

An Update on Facing the H-1B Gamble

April 1 is April Fool’s Day. For businesses seeking to hire specialty talent from other parts of the world, it’s tossing your hat in the ring for an H-1B Visa day. The lottery for H-1B visas opens the first business day of April. Some small businesses see an effect of President’s Trump changes to this […]

Will Your Business Benefit from Accepting Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency sounds a little creepy and mysterious. Not something a small business wants to tackle. But as virtual currency matures, it offers small business’ opportunities especially those selling to consumers. One advantage of this new currency includes lower transaction fees. Payments are direct from customer to the business. No go-between is taking a bit off […]

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,” […]