Friday, October 9, 2015
The Labor Department’s proposal to expand overtime would “suffocate” employee development and company growth, an Alabama gift shop owner told Congress Thursday at a hearing on how the proposal would affect small businesses. “We pay a very competitive salary and offer a generous benefits package for our type of retail business, which is why we have such an awesome team. However, the overtime rule ignores the fact that the cost of living in Hoover, Ala., is very different than in New York City,” said Terry Shea, co-owner of Wrapsody Inc., which has locations in Hoover and Auburn. – News release
As the average age of the American farmer creeps closer to the retirement age, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced a series of grants to create programs to help new farmers and try to infuse new blood into a quickly aging field. Auburn University will receive a grant for $711,213 and Tuskegee University will get $459,914 for their efforts to develop training and provide other resources for farmers and ranchers with less than 10 years of experience. – AL.com
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The only walk-on freshman to start at quarterback in an SEC game is not the pinnacle of the record books. But it was enough — along with lessons on the business gridiron — to launch David Morris’ sports training startup QB Country, 5 years old and growing.