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Ebola Response: Suspend Unnecessary Travel
Companies should prohibit employees from going on any unnecessary business travel to the main areas in West Africa affected by Ebola, an attorney advises. While there has been “some overreaction” to the virus, it is nonetheless a “serious disease.”

Perez Calls for Shared Prosperity Through Paid Leave, Higher Minimum Wage
Paid leave, a higher minimum wage, collective bargaining and college-employer job-training partnerships are among the many “on-ramps and off-ramps” on the superhighway to the nation’s prosperity, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez said. 
Income Subject to FICA Payroll Tax Increases in 2015
High-earning employees will find more of their salary subject to Social Security payroll taxes starting on Jan. 1, 2015.

Paid Leave, Minimum Wage, Marijuana Legalization on State Ballots
In addition to choosing candidates for federal, state and local offices on Nov. 4, voters in many states will be tasked with addressing several important public-policy questions.  

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