December 16, 2021

Small Business Index Reaches Pandemic-Era High as Small Business Optimism Overcomes Uncertainty
Fed Signals Three Rate Hikes in the Cards in 2022 as Inflation Fight Begins
Strong Trend in Industrial Output Continues in November
Jobless Claims Climb but Still Near Lowest Level Since 1960s
Philly Fed: Manufacturing Activity Increases
From Mandates to Masks, How Some Big Companies Are Adjusting to Omicron
New York City Issues Guidance on Private Employer Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate
ICE Announces Extension to Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility
On Deck for ’22: Exempt Salary Level Increases and Prevailing Wage Changes
Changes and Developments in California Employment Laws for 2022
Demote an Employee After a Positive Performance Review? Fourth Circuit Says Not So Fast
Hiring and Wage and Hour Law in Colorado
Survey: Many Employees Leaving Their Companies Are Choosing to Work for Themselves

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