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CHOICE Act – Big wins for retailers

As retail operators return to work this week after what was hopefully a busy Memorial Day weekend for them, they should be encouraged by some rare good news out of Washington D.C. The industry had some big wins last week …

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Caught Up in the Entitlement Reform Debate – Again

The President recently made headlines with the release of his first draft budget proposal and while some convenience store operators might applaud the perceived “belt tightening”, leading brands need to be aware of a few hidden minefields. Most prominent among …

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Key lessons emerge from off-year elections

In political terms, 2017 is what’s known as an “off year.” Only a few states have elections but two are for governorships – Virginia and New Jersey – and we have had a couple of notable congressional special elections thrown …

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About 2 days ago

The Movement To Make Workers’ Schedules More Humane

The Movement To Make Workers’ Schedules More Humane – Vox Fair workweek laws, which aim to end unpredictable scheduling for workers, explained.   Giving Marginalized People A Second Chance In The Workforce – Nation’s Restaurant News Socially minded restaurants seek …

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About 3 days ago

Older Workers Just Want A Little Flex Time

Older Workers Just Want A Little Flex Time – Bloomberg Like their millennial offspring, they don’t want to be hemmed in by rigid schedules.   Free College Won’t Be Enough To Prepare Americans For The Future Of Work – The …

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About 5 days ago

Opinion: Legislation To Help America’s Workforce

Opinion: Legislation To Help America’s Workforce – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The CEO of Home Depot weighs in on workforce development.   What ‘Women’s Work’ Looks Like – The Wall Street Journal Women make up about half of the U.S. workforce …

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About 6 days ago

Tipping Fatigue Is Real, Especially For Travelers

Tipping Fatigue Is Real, Especially For Travelers – The Washington Post The economics of the service industry has shifted to make it the direct responsibility of the customers to subsidize the salary of the workers.   Wage Inequality Is Surging …

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