Get acquainted with the new labor laws, at both the state and federal level, that can affect how you do business.

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Unemployment falls below 7 pct. in most US cities

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

New employment law for 2013: Commission agreements

There are many new laws that employers need to know about which became effective on Jan. 1, 2013. One of the most newsworthy laws is the requirement that commission agreements must now be in writing. AB 1396 applies to employers in and out of California who pay commission to an employee for services rendered in the state. All California employers must ensure that all commission agreements:

US job market shrugs off fears of 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market proved resilient in December despite fears that a budget impasse in Washington would send the economy over the fiscal cliff and trigger growth-killing tax hikes and spending cuts.

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Roundtables

Employer policies to come under increased scrutiny in 2013

It's the start of another year, and employers should review their policies when it comes to social media, sales commissions and independent contractors, according to participants at a recent roundtable discussion hosted by The Daily Transcript and sponsored by Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC.

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Mintz Levin's Mitch Danzig on employment law

Dec. 17, 2012 -- George Chamberlin and Mitch Danzig, a partner with Mintz Levin, talk about use of social media as it relates to employment law, and what makes someone an independent contractor.

Labor & Employment Trends 2013

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