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How Wearable Tech Can Help You Achieve Better Business Performance

May 19, 2016

It takes stamina and energy to run a business. Not only that, but study ...

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Middle Class Work Deserves Middle Class Wages

May 18, 2016

The below was originally posted on the Secretary of Labor's Medium page.

Above: Elizabeth volunteering at an annual Lupus walk with her son (who was very excited to sit in a real fire truck).

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Basic Information about Operating Agreements

May 18, 2016

If you are seeking a business structure...

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Email from Vice President Joe Biden: Why I'm Going to Ohio Today

May 18, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden sent the following message to the White House email list, inviting people to learn more about a big change we're making to our overtime rules. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

My dad had something he used to say to me:

“A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about dignity and respect.”

Part of what he meant by that, I think, is that without the ability to provide for your family, you’re deprived of your dignity.

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Inside the Mind of a Fish Passage Engineer: Working on Innovative Solutions to Fish Migration

May 18, 2016

This following originally appeared on the NOAA Fisheries Blog

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Taking Action to Expand Overtime Protections

May 17, 2016

Vice President Biden Speaks on Overtime Pay

Listen in on the Vice President's remarks in Columbus, Ohio at 2:30 pm ET

Ahead of his visit, the Vice President wrote about what the updated overtime rule means for workers:

Right now, you're guaranteed overtime if you’re an hourly worker, but if you’re salaried, you’re only automatically guaranteed overtime if you make less than $23,660. If you’re a manager on salary and you work an extra 10, 20, 30 hours a week -- you often don’t get paid a dime more for those additional hours. That’s simply wrong.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Highlights Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership at Footwear Trade Association Event

May 17, 2016

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered remarks at the 2016 Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) Executive Summit. During his remarks, Deputy Secretary Andrews stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how the trade agreement would ensure our nation’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy.

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What Happens When You Tell Everyone You’re Buying A Franchise

May 17, 2016

To put it mildly, a lot of things will start happening once you share what you’re going to do. You’ve opened the floodgates, as you’ll see.
The Big Reveal
Revealing...

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President Obama Awards the Medal of Valor to 13 Public Safety Officials

May 16, 2016

President Barack Obama places the Medal of Valor on Officer Robert Sparks, who is recognized with Officer Jason Salas, right, and Captain Raymond Bottenfield of the Santa Monica College Police Department, Calif., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, May 16, 2016. The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.  (Official White House Photo By Chuck Kennedy)

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Income Inequality: A Growing Threat to Eliminating Rural Child Poverty

May 16, 2016

Rural child poverty fell by 3 percentage points from 2012 to 2014.

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