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Skills-based learning gives kids another chance Email
Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 05:00 AM

WallaceScott Wallace is an innovative teacher at an innovative school. After teaching middle school each morning, he heads to Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice in Englewood. Kids in his afternoon classes most often learn through their hands and they meet science and math requirements while getting in touch with plants and animals, almost every day.

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Show what you know to earn respect Email
Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 04:00 AM

Betsy WagnerBetsy Wagner, Wagner Equipment Co., Aurora, walks through her days in an industry that is still very much a man’s world. It is rare to see women in the construction industry since women only comprise 8 to 10 percent of the workforce.

In her role as Sales Development Manager, Wagner must fit in and get along with the men on her own team plus those who are customers and potential customers. “It takes product knowledge and hard work to command respect—and being able to talk the industry language is part of it,” she says.

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Revised proposed rule on overtime expected in October Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 03:00 AM

overtimeThe Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division’s final rule on overtime will likely return in October, says the agency.

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DOL establishes Office of Compliance Initiatives Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 02:00 AM

complianceIn late August, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the U.S. Department of Labor's new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI). The cross-agency effort includes increased enforcement of compliance, as well as better efforts at compliance assistance outreach. Part of this initiative is the launch of worker.gov and employer.gov, two websites with resources to assess compliance with the law.

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Flower trials "best of" winners announced Email
Written by Dr. Klett   
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 01:00 AM

Salvia "Big Blue"The results are in, and the 2018 "Best Of" winners from the CSU Trial Gardens have been announced. We’ve included a few of our favorites here, but you can see the full list at the Flower Trials web site.

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