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Coronavirus Outbreak: How will Supply Chains and the U.S.-China Trade Agreement Hold up?

 

 

Alexa Browning – Right now, the coronavirus outbreak is instilling panic and chaos throughout not only Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, but across the entire globe. The World Health Organization has called it a global public health emergency. Coronavirus is similar to a respiratory illness in that it causes symptoms of runny nose, fever, […]

 

 

AB5 Set to Disrupt California’s Gig Economy

 

 

Peter Buckley – California’s Assembly Bill No. 5 (“AB5”) is set to drastically change the landscape “independent contractors” and “technology companies” operate in. AB5, signed into law by Governor Newsom, went into effect on January 1, 2020. The Bill seeks to prevent companies from misclassifying employees as independent contractors in an attempt to skirt employee […]

 

 

Corporate Monitors: Who, What, and Why?

 

 

Mauricio Perlaza – WorldCom, Enron, and the Madoff Ponzi Scheme: aside from the obvious fraud, what do these financial fiascos have in common? In each case, a court-appointed fiduciary was tasked with overseeing the remedial measures ordered by a presiding court. However, while the bankruptcy trustee in Enron and the receiver over Madoff set important […]

 

 

Opportunity Zones: Tools to Stimulate Growth in Low-Income Communities?

 

 

Daniel Settana – In the wake of the Great Recession, many areas of the country have struggled to recover. In an attempt to drive investment into those areas where economic growth is needed the most, the Opportunity Zone program was created. Beginning as an initiative of the Economic Innovation Group, the Opportunity Zone program was […]

 

 

Congress and President Trump Negotiate to Leave Unpaid Parental Leave in 2019

 

 

Julia Osmolia – “Leave? What leave? Women just leave.” was the response Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, was given by her office when she asked about the office’s leave policy after discovering she was pregnant with her first child. Until recently, this response was the norm, and […]

 

 

E-Commerce’s Grip on Holiday Shopping: Spike in Brick-and-Mortar Bankruptcies?

 

 

Anne Kotlarz – The holiday season spanning from Thanksgiving to Christmas is the most profitable and pivotal time of the year for retailers nationwide—many see over 30% of their annual sales during the peak season. Analysts are eager to see for what 2019’s holiday season had “in-store” for many large retailers, no pun intended. At […]

 

 

Time To Be Held Accountable: “WeWork” and Softbank Face Backlash from Minority Shareholders

 

 

Adam Peters – WeWork, once America’s startup star-child, is now facing backlash in the form of a class action lawsuit brought by its minority shareholders. On November 4, former WeWork employee Natalie Sojka filed a lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court against Adam Neumann, WeWork’s founder and former CEO, SoftBank, and members of WeWork’s […]

 

 

 

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