When Is a Commission an Illegal Kickback?

In many industries, salespeople earn a living thanks to commissions, which can often get characterized as kickbacks. However, sometimes commissions or kickbacks aren’t necessarily a good way to sell. They may not even be a legal way to sell, particularly in heavily regulated sectors. In short, a kickback is illegal when there is a law …

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Labor Department Ramps Up Unequal Pay Claims Against Oracle

“Oracle’s suppression of pay for its non-white, non-male employees is so extreme that it persists and gets worse over long careers.” Not exactly something you want to hear about your business in any context in this day and age, and certainly not something you want to read in a complaint filed by the U.S. Department …

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Bird Scooters Ordered Out of Santa Cruz and San Francisco

Some companies never learn, and that has led to one grueling week for Bird. They were kicked out of San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California. All because of their mistaken belief that it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Bird — Clipped Wings in San Francisco Bird, the rental dockless electric scooter company, …

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