Get started ‘On’ Mar. 26: Supreme Court begins weighing health care law appeal, House voting on amended JOBS Act

Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.

What’s going ‘on’:


Supreme Court justices must first determine whether they can rule on the health-care overhaul law before its key components take effect in 2014. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Senators call for investigation of employers’ login requests: Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) on Sunday called on federal authorities to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law. The Associated Press reported last week that some private and public agencies around the country have started asking job seekers for their social media credentials.

DC Entrepreneur lands Knockout in start-up contest: Knockout, a Washington-based company that makes high-end cotton knickers, won the Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Competition in the District last week. Knockout’s secret is a wicking and odor-absorbing technology that keeps the undergarments from becoming wet and smelly.

Keep an eye ‘on:

House voting on amended JOBS Act: The House plans to vote this week on the version of the JOBS Act that passed late last week through the Senate, which would help start-up companies raise capital by easing federal regulations. President Obama has previously thrown his support behind the measure, which underwent minor changes before passing in the Senate.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to indentify vendors and wholesalers (Open Forum)

How to register your new business name (Saleschase)

How to take your business to the next level (Entrepreneur)

How to evaluate your content strategy (Business2Community)

J.D. Harrison covers startups, small business and entrepreneurship, with a focus on public policy, and he runs the On Small Business blog.
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