Governor Ned Lamont recently announced that, commencing on January 1, 2024, Connecticut’s minimum wage of $15.00 will increase to $15.69 an hour. This marks the state’s inaugural economic indicator-driven minimum wage increase. This adjustment is mandated by state law, Public Act 19-4.  Public Act 19-4 introduced a series of five incremental minimum wage hikes spanning…

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On March 8, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the new joint employer rule created by the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”). As we covered earlier this year, the now-struck-down 2023 Rule severely loosened the Board’s existing regulations by allowing a joint employer finding irrespective…

How many decisions do you make every day? According to Cornell University researchers: more than 35,000. Every. Single. Day. Decision-making is one of a CEO’s most important jobs, and one of the easiest to do wrong. It doesn’t have to be like that though. Here are 5 tips to improve your decision-making effectiveness – and help you…

Unlock the Potential of Buy-Sell Agreements and Estate Taxes with Premium Financing As a professional in the premium financing life insurance industry, staying informed about the strategies that can benefit your clients the most is crucial. One such strategy is premium financing, a powerful tool for paying estate taxes and fund buy-sell agreements. Join us…

Last month, the Boston Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruled that members of the Dartmouth men’s basketball team are employees and as such have the right to unionize. Wasting no time, yesterday, the Dartmouth men’s basketball team voted 13-2 to unionize.  Many educational industry onlookers saw this as the necessary…

On February 21, 2024, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled that Home Depot violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by terminating an employee who refused to remove the hand-drawn letters “BLM” (Black Lives Matter) from their work apron. This employee was one of several employees who concurrently drew BLM on their work aprons….

Program produced by XPX South Florida. Our Speaker: James F. Higgins, Jr.Managing DirectorPilot Hill Advisors LLC Jim Higgins is a co-founder of Pilot Hill Advisors LLC where he specializes in designing, financing, and executing internal buyout transactions for privately held companies utilizing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) structure. Jim has advised over 175 companies…

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