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Analysing the Draft UN Treaty on business and human rights

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are active in some of the most dynamic sectors of national economies with the capacity to assert a positive influence in fostering development. Some of those enterprises make real efforts to achieve international standards by improving working conditions and raising local standards of living conditions. 

Some MNEs, however, do not respect international human rights standards and can thus be implicated for abuses such as employing child labourers, discriminating against certain groups of employees, failing to provide safe and healthy as well as just and favourable conditions of work.

The international community is trying to enforce more rigorous scrutiny of MNEs’ negative impact on human rights and on the environment. The United Nations initiated a study and the report came out in 2008 entitled “Protect, Respect and Remedy: A Framework for Business and Human Rights”. The study proposed a Framework based on three pillars: (a) the obligation of

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Wisconsin business owner on damage to business, government’s handling of protests

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Federal agents reportedly killed Portland shooting suspect Michael Reinoehl

Federal agents shot and killed Michael Reinoehl, the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a member of a far-right group on Saturday night, while trying to arrest him Thursday, The New York Times and other news organizations report. Portland police had issued a warrant for Reinoehl’s arrest earlier in the day. When officers on a federal fugitive task force tracked him down to an apartment in Lacey, Washington, Reinoehl pulled a gun, a senior Justice Department official told The Associated Press. Witnesses told the Times that Reinoehl was getting into a vehicle to escape.Reinoehl, 48, more or less confessed Thursday to shooting Aaron “Jay” Danielson in a confrontation after supporters of President Trump drove trucks through downtown Portland, but he insisted he was acting in self-defense. “You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying

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California Financing Law | The Department of Business Oversight

Responsible Small Dollar Loans Pilot Program

Senate Bill 318 (Chap. 467, Stats. 2013) was signed into law on October 1, 2013 and is operative January 1, 2014. The bill created the Pilot Program for Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans (RSDL) to increase the availability of responsible small dollar installment loans of at least $300 but less than $2,500. Finance lenders who are licensed underthe CFLL and approved by the Commissioner of Business Oversight (Commissioner) to participate in the program may charge specified alternative interest rates and charges, including an administrative fee and delinquency fees, on loans of at least $300 but less than $2,500, subject to certain requirements. Licensees participating in the program are also permitted to use the services of a finder as defined in Section 22371 of the Financial Code.

Licensees under the former pilot program for affordable credit-building opportunities:

Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill

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Small Business Law – FindLaw

Starting and running a small business requires a very broad skill set and nerves of steel. It’s not for everyone, and even successful entrepreneurs encounter failure from time to time. In order to help you stay ahead of the curve, FindLaw’s Small Business Law section covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.

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Doing Business with the Ontario Government


Modernizing the way we purchase goods and services

Ontario is taking a modern, efficient and transparent approach to eliminate redundancies and deliver simpler, faster, better services to the people of Ontario. Our goal is to get the best value for every public dollar that is spent, to protect what matters most.

Centralizing procurement across the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector is one of the most forward-thinking ways to do that.

Where we’re at today

Every year, Ontario spends about $29 billion on goods and services ranging from pacemakers to bandages, to computer and IT hardware. The Ontario Public Service and organizations across the broader public sector – like hospitals and schools – buy those goods and services independently. Imagine how much could be saved if those purchases were purchased in bulk?

Our future process

By leveraging our massive buying power and streamlining how we work,

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2012 Census of Governments

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a Census of Governments of all state and local government organization units every 5 years, for years ending in 2 and 7, as required by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 161. The collection of these data will

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Do Business and Politics Mix?

 

As soon as Harold Leeson, the CEO of Natural Foods, pulled into the parking lot of his company’s headquarters, his phone rang. It was Kenneth King, one of his board members. Harold braced himself before answering.

“This is a total mess,” Ken said immediately.

“I know,” Harold replied, exhaustion creeping into his voice. “But our publicity team is telling me it’s going to calm down soon — people will forget about it.”

“Which people? The media? Your employees? Our customers? Because a lot of people are upset with us right now. And personally, I think they have a right to be.”

The trouble had started several weeks earlier, when the Star Tribune ran a story about the donation that Natural Foods, a midsize chain of organic grocery stores based in Minneapolis, had made to a super PAC called Minnesota Business First. The company Volvo XC60 Personal Lease had chosen

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The Business of Politics – Political Businesses

A surge of young voters is fueling a niche market that targets their growing passion.


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For nearly three decades, voter turnout among young Americans steadily declined; it seemed that people under 30 just didn’t care about elections or political issues. But the tide started turning in 2004, when voter turnout among 18- to 29-year-olds was higher than any year except 1992.

Current research shows the under-30 generation is paying more attention to politics and elections than ever before–and this politically savvy group isn’t afraid to voice its opinions. Thanks to hot-button issues such as the war in Iraq, global warming and rising gas prices, young voters and activists are not only rocking the vote, they’re rocking the businesses that allow them to display their stance on political issues.

“People have become more passionate and emotional about the outcome of the election, and they want

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