The U.S. Department of Labor is preparing a series of reforms in response to the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) corruption scandal.
With federal charges first filed in June 2017, the investigation revealed extensive instances of embezzlement and bribery which resulted charges against 15 people, including former UAW presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones.
Americans are opening new businesses at the fastest rate in more than ten years.
Applications for employer identification numbers have passed 3.2 million this year, compared to 2.7 million at the same time last year.
“This pandemic is actually inducing a surge in employer business startups that takes us back to the days before the decline in the Great Recession,” said John Haltiwanger, an economist at the University of Maryland.