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  Government, Politics and the Economy Seidman: I Don't Want the Recession to End Yet According to Dov Seidman, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of LRN, we need more time to understand where our economy went wrong and to get Wall Street back into proper perspective. BusinessWeek.com Next Six Months Will be Tough for Obama In his first six months as President, Barack Obama got a $787 billion economic stimulus package, $750 billion for the financial crisis, and a down payment on a $1 trillion overhaul of the healthcare system. With greater policy hurdles before him, the next six mo... [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: Pre-Screening Employees: The American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Tips from June 24, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be discussing the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment. Under the ADA, employers cannot ask during the interview or background check about a person’s disabilities. Employers may inquire only about an applicant’s ability to perform specific job. An employer cannot make a job decision (hiring or promoting) based on an employee’s disability. The ADA covers businesses with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments.  Some states have laws protecting the confidentiality of medical records. Daily Overview: Learn about the ADA to ensure you do not infringe on the rig... [Read Full Article]

Entrepreneurs on Obama

  Government, Politics and the Economy Entrepreneurs on Obama According to a new survey, entrepreneurs are willing to give the President time to fix the economy, but many have serious questions about the wisdom of his policies. BusinessWeek.com Ownership, Management and Operations 12 Steps to Upgrade Your Business To grow, for your business needs needs to evolve, you need to be able to see where things can be improved and address those areas. Here are a dozen things you can do today to make that happen. SmallBizTrends.com [Read Full Article]

New GOP Bill Requires Secret Ballots in Unionization Votes

  Government and Economy Obama's Plan: Its Effect on Entrepreneurs The President didn’t offer new proposals geared directly at entrepreneurs, but he did discuss several new plans that will certainly affect them. The Wall Street Journal President’s Budget Overview Backs $28 Billion in Small Business Credit for FY 2010 President Barack Obama’s FY 2010 Budget Overview offers full support for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s credit programs, authorizing SBA to support loan guarantees of $28 billion to small businesses. Small Business Administration [Read Full Article]