In honor of Labor Day, Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012 , as we celebrate the dedication and achievements of the American worker. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City as planned by the Central Labor Union. In the 1800s the average worker made less than $20 per week. Average income is not the only thing that has changed significantly over the years; labor laws and workplace trends are constantly changing. If this Labor Day reminds you of employment concerns you have as an employee or an employer, you may want to check out the Employment Law section listed under topics of this blog.
Labor Day also marks the end of summer as children go back to school. If you are squeezing in one last trip over the holiday weekend, remember that automobile accidents often occur over long weekends due to the increase in the number of cars on the road and unsafe or impaired drivers. Be aware of your surroundings and take extra care on the roads this weekend. Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!