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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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The Decline in Organic Milk

At one-time, organic milk was wildly popular with health-conscious consumers. Supermarkets could not keep organic milk on the shelves. Now, the organic milk industry is experiencing  a significant decline in demand. Organic milk is produced from cows that have not been treated with antibiotics. Organic milk cows eat organically certified feed, and they graze in

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Is Going Public Right for You?

At the beginning of a new year, many companies seek ways to grow their businesses. Some companies may be considering going public in 2018. Going public means a company offers its initial public offering, or IPO, by selling its share of stocks to the public. The shares will be listed on a stock exchange. The

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Sexual Harassment Policies

Recently, sexual harassment allegations have made headlines in the entertainment, political, and corporate worlds. Several high- profile individuals in these areas have found themselves entangled in harassment scandals. However, sexual harassment can happen at all levels and all sizes of companies. A recent Wall Street Journal poll cites that nearly half of working women have

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Confusion Surrounds GM Salmon

The introduction of the first genetically modified (GM) salmon in Canada has not been so smooth, according to reactions from consumers. It has created much confusion for food shoppers. Recently, tons of genetically modified salmon were introduced to Canadian consumers. In Canada, there are no GM food labels, so consumers cannot distinguish GM foods from

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‘Tis the Season for Pumpkins

We are in the season of one of America’s favorite fruit – pumpkins. As we approach the last major holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – pumpkins will be center stage on the tables of many homes while celebrating the holidays. Pumpkins are a popular treat during the fall season. Consumers will

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Companies can Offer and Sell Securities Through Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given companies permission to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding under Title III of the Jobs Act. Companies that want to offer and sell via crowdfunding should speak with a business law attorney who can help them navigate the process. Crowdfunding is a Growing Trend Crowdfunding is a

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The Effects of Hurricane Irma on the Citrus Industry

Hurricane Irma has left devastation behind that has not only impacted the lives of people but also the growth of certain fruits and vegetables, in particular, citrus. The citrus industry is already struggling, and now many are bracing for the long-term effects of Hurricane Irma on an already fragile industry. Experts are now concerned that

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Employment Leave

Leave laws are put in place to govern how employers allow their employees to take time off from work. These laws govern both paid and unpaid leave. A well-versed employment law attorney can ensure that you are following all laws that are appropriate for your business, including applicable state and federal laws. Employment leave laws

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