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The Impact of the Gig Economy

A large portion of the U.S. economy relies on independent contractors or freelancers. The reliance on these is growing every day. By 2020, about 43% of the U.S. workforce will include freelancers. So, independent contractors are not going away anytime soon. They play a major role in today’s “gig economy.” The gig economy is a

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GMO Labeling is Coming to Supermarkets Soon

GMO Labels will soon be required to be placed on foods that contain genetically modified (GM) or bioengineered (BE) ingredients. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its proposed guidelines, which state: “A recent amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish the national mandatory bioengineered (BE)

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Toxic Metals in Our Food

Extremely high levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan has increased the national awareness of the risks posed by toxic metals in water and food. Heavy metal toxins that can affect our food supply include arsenic, lead, and mercury. Scientists say that the detrimental effects of these toxins can create health problems in

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Risks in Employee Onboarding

Proper employee onboarding is essential to the success of your business. It helps new employees better understand the mission and culture of your company. A successful employee onboarding experience can boost employee morale, confidence, retention, and productivity, which can improve your bottom line. However, a disorganized and confusing employee onboarding experience can cause legal problems

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Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is an emerging trend in the agriculture industry. It is a method of farming that prohibits the use of pesticides and artificial fertilizers, increases biodiversity, and enhances the ecosystem. The practice is embraced by farmers and food growers who encourage and utilize organic farming methods. The Rodale Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to

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Business Entity Names, Domain Names, and Trademarks

New entrepreneurs and business owners are excited about starting their new business ventures, but often become confused by the differences between the domain names, business entity names, and trademarks of their emerging startups. While all three share similarities, there are differences between them. It is important to understand the differences and how they will impact

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Superweeds are Creating Super Problems

Farmers around the nation are concerned with the proliferation of “superweeds” that are affecting their crops. These-extra strength weeds are difficult to kill. They are becoming resistant to the most popular herbicides, such as Roundup. Currently, there are over 61 million acres of American farmland overtaken by weeds that are resistant to Roundup. Herbicide resistance

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Contract-to-Hire Agreements

In today’s ever-changing job market, many companies are starting to embrace contract-to-hire or temporary-to-hire agreements. You can find contact-to-hire workers in many roles such as marketing, sales, public relations, information technology, accounting, and project management. Definition of a Contract-to-Hire Agreement A contract-to-hire agreement is a short-term work relationship that may vary from six months to

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Food Programs Make an Impact

The USDA has several different programs in communities across the nation that address hunger and the special needs of food insecure individuals. Here are a few of the USDA programs that help needy people put nutritious and healthy food on their tables. Produce Perks in the Community Many people would like to eat healthier, organic

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New Workplace Retaliation Law

Filing a workplace retaliation claim just got a little easier in California. California state lawmakers have made changes to the law that favor employees rather than employers regarding acts of retaliation. A new California workplace retaliation law went into effect on January 1, 2018. S.B. 306 gives more authority and enforcement to the State Labor

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