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US outlines plans to curb violations of labor law
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In a move that will affect most American corporations, the Labor Department plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws. The effort, aimed in part at reducing the incidence of employers not paying overtime and improperly classifying workers as independent contractors, will require them to document many of their decisions and share that information with their workers and the government. More

Work smart: How to write a to do list
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A to-do list is a fundamental tool for getting things done: it helps you plan your day, see what you've accomplished, and what you should work on next. But a badly-written to-do list can actually sabotage your productivity instead of boost it. A common mistake is assigning ourselves impossible tasks that never get done because we didn't think them through. If you put in some thought up front, you can pare down your to-do list to the tasks you're most likely to check off the list. More

Wanted: Fully engaged employees
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The cost-cutting actions employers have made to deal with the economic crisis have left businesses with fractured teams of disengaged employees. Studies show that employee engagement levels have dropped significantly since 2008. According to Gallup, more than two-thirds of American workers are "not engaged" or "disengaged" in their workplaces in response to the brutal economic and workplace changes over the past two years. More

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Public comments due on US Fish & Wildlife Service proposal to list 9 species of large constrictors as injurious wildlife under Lacey Act
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On March 12, 2010, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) published its proposal to list 9 species of large constrictors as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act. Public comments are due by May 11, 2010. PIJAC, along with several other organizations, has requested a 90-day extension of time for submission of comments. Until an extension is granted, everyone should plan on submitting their comments by May 11, 2010. More

European pet product market continues to expand
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In spite of the ongoing recession, global sales of pet products continue to increase, with worldwide spending reaching about $81 billion, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. For the first time, as stated in report by Euromonitor, European expenditures exceeded those in North America with about $31.1 billion spent on pet supplies in 2009, compared to about $30.5 billion. That growth should continue. More

Are niche diets backed by science?
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Grain-free and raw pet diets are increasingly appearing on store shelves and being purchased by pet owners seeking natural petfoods. Grain-free diets are defined as petfoods that do not contain cereal grains, such as corn, rice or wheat. Raw diets are composed of raw skeletal muscle along with other ingredients (fiber sources, vitamin and mineral premixes, etc.) to meet the nutrient requirements of dogs and cats. While their presence in the marketplace is growing, very little research has been conducted to evaluate these diets. More

Animal-loving boutiques see recovery in decadent dog food, plush pet carriers
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Pet owners who did what they could to spare their four-footed, feathered and finned companions the pain of the recent recession are ramping up purchases of luxury pet items as the U.S. economy seems headed for recovery. More Launches National Wholesale Campaign celebrates their launch as the largest wholesaler of wild bird supplies in the Northeast. Approved customers will gain exclusive access to tremendous pricing on bird feeders, houses, baths, food and mason bee supplies. The first 25 customers receive free shipping on their first order. Visit us online to learn how to apply. MORE
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