Business, Labor at Odds over New Laws
Davis, Jon, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer
The minimum wage is going up, equal pay is now required, and companies have five more years to help bring the unemployment insurance trust fund back into the black.
Welcome to 2004 and new state laws affecting employers and employees.
To hear labor and business assess the new legal lay of the land, however, is to realize their ships passed through 2003 with as much amity as HMS Surprise and the French warship Acheron in Peter Weir's movie "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."
And with Democrats in charge of both chambers of the Legislature and the governor's office for the first time in decades, it's not surprising unions seemed happier than business.
The Equal Pay Act, for example, makes small businesses more vulnerable to lawsuits and for what, she asked. …
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Publication information: Article title: Business, Labor at Odds over New Laws. Contributors: Davis, Jon - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: January 1, 2004. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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