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10 Reasons You’re Not Prepared for the Minimum Wage Increase

By |March 24th, 2017|

There have been a variety of opposing expectations surrounding the minimum wage increase amongst hourly workers and owners since early 2014. Employers have been dreading the impending minimum wage increase that was introduced a few years ago, while a minimum wage increase is music to the ears of those who depend on minimum wage paid jobs as their sole source [...]

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The New Dining Experience: Connected Food Sensors

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Portable sensors now have a seat at the dinner table -- and letting consumers know exactly what’s in their food. How will this new technology impact the dining experience? Connected food sensors have been entering the consumer market at an astounding pace and are now showing up at the dinner table. Consumers can test their [...]

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Future is Here: Your Pocket Laboratory That Can Give Information About Your Food

By |March 17th, 2017|

There are many reasons why we may want to know the composition of the food we eat. Some of us may need to know the exact energy intake, or the macro nutrient composition of the food. In some regions of the world the presence of toxic biological or industrial materials causes health problems, and people [...]

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The Top 10 Small Business Apps for iPhone or Android

By |March 8th, 2017|

Small business apps are one of the most valuable tools that any small business owner can take advantage of. Because let’s face it, our smartphones are our lifelines and for small business owners, a smartphone can be way more than just a way to keep track of meetings and deadlines. Small business apps that are available [...]

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How Workforce Scheduling Impacts Your Bottomline

By |February 24th, 2017|

They are various reasons as to why a business may not be making any profits. It could be that the manager is not putting enough effort towards managing the business, or perhaps its marketing plans are no longer effective. But for the better part, the loss of profits can be linked to ineffective workforce scheduling. [...]

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Food Waste Awareness Efforts and Trends

By |February 20th, 2017|

Food lovers may have begun to spot the arresting, bright-white stenciled message “BEST IF USED” on the sides of dumpsters in cities like Austin, Denver, and New York City. The message that food waste matters has been slowly percolating into public perception. Food waste is openly acknowledged not as an externality but a key concern [...]

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Watch Your Tips!

By |February 16th, 2017|

This article is based on federal laws. The law in your state may be different from what is written in this article, which may change the outcome of the scenarios discussed.   You’ve probably heard the term “waiter pay” or “tip credit” but probably do not understand all the legal intricacies behind the meaning of [...]

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Overtime Laws and What You Need to Know

By |February 3rd, 2017|

According to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, the general overtime provisions in California are that a nonexempt employee 18 years of age or older, or any minor employee 16 or 17 years of age who is not required by law to attend school and is not otherwise prohibited by law from engaging in [...]