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By Run ADP In January, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will use a “primary beneficiary” test to determine whether interns should be considered employees who are entitled to the minimum wage, overtime, and other protections of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about… read more

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By Run ADP Each year, about 500 workers are killed as a result of work-related homicides and about 15,000 are subjected to work-related assaults, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workplace violence can occur anywhere and at any time. That’s why it’s important to implement workplace violence prevention measures. Here are some guidelines: Adopt… read more

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By Jo Miller – Forbes Imagine you approached someone you admired, and boldly asked that person to mentor you. And the answer was “Yes!” But a year into the relationship, those monthly mentoring sessions might not invigorate you like they used to, and aren’t quite as energizing for the mentor, either. Have conversations with your… read more

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By Victor Lipman – Forbes I’ve long been interested in the interpersonal issues involved in successful management, especially as they affect new managers, which is one of the most challenging roles in business. In particular, the tension between friendship and authority can be a tricky balance to maintain. As a new manager you need to… read more

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By William Arruda – Forbes The most successful leaders make their team a priority. They eliminate any roadblocks to their employees’ success. Here are eight of the most egregious leadership don’ts. 1. Putting money before people If all you care about is the bottom line, you’re saying to your people, “Money is more important than… read more

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  Middleby Acquires Firex Srl The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Firex Srl. The company is a leading manufacturer of steam cooking equipment for the commercial foodservice industry. Based in Sedico, Italy, Firex has approximately $20 million USD in annual revenues. “The Firex acquisition extends our product offerings in steam and sous vide cooking, categories which continue to grow… read more

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Source Refrigeration & HVAC has announced the opening of its new 12,000-square-foot Technical Training Center located at the company’s headquarters in Anaheim, Calif. The new facility, which was relocated from Chino, Calif., will host training for more than 300 Source technicians annually as well as tailored programs for key customer groups. The training center includes… read more

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Belzona celebrated a 66th anniversary in the industry this year, and shows no signs of slowing down, with the grand opening of a brand-new Training and Distribution Center situated at their head office in Harrogate, England. The new £6 million facility will more than double Belzona’s current distribution area floor space, with 12 metres of usable… read more

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Johnson Controls announced it has acquired the assets of Triatek®, a manufacturer of innovative airflow solutions for critical environments across the globe. With the purchase of the Norcross, Georgia-based company’s portfolio, Johnson Controls is adding to its offering a range of HVAC airflow control systems that help healthcare and other critical research facilities reduce the spread… read more

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Fish City Grill has named Dave Orenstein to the long unfilled positions of president and chief operating officer, the company said. Orenstein most recently served as president of the fast-casual Snappy Salads Enterprises. Both companies are based in Dallas. Orenstein will also oversee Fish City’s second casual-dining concept, Half Shells. “I’m thrilled to be joining… read more