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Trump Expands Ban On Racial Sensitivity Training To Contractors : NPR

President Trump, pictured on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, signed an executive order on certain training about race for federal contractors, expanding an earlier ban on federal employees.

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President Trump, pictured on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, signed an executive order on certain training about race for federal contractors, expanding an earlier ban on federal employees.

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President Trump on Tuesday said he had expanded a ban on racial sensitivity training to federal contractors.

His administration had instructed federal agencies to end such training earlier this month.

Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday that he had expanded the ban on “efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies” to contractors doing business with the federal government and those receiving grant funds.

“Americans should be taught

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U.S. Labor Department Could Make It Easier to Treat Workers as Independent Contractors | Investing News

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday said it would soon propose a rule that could make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees, a major issue for the “gig economy” and other industries that use contractors to contain costs.

During a phone call with reporters, senior department officials said the rule, if adopted, would provide courts with a “cleaner and easier-to-use process” than the complex multi-factor test currently applied in lawsuits alleging workers have been misclassified.

Independent contractors are not entitled to many of the legal protections afforded to employees, such as minimum wage and overtime pay. Employees can cost companies up to 40% more than contractors, according to several studies.

The labor department will publish a formal proposal by next week, the officials said, and adopt a final rule by the end of the year.

Under the proposal, a worker would be

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Dalmia Cement launches Dalmia Masters, an online platform for Construction Contractors

KOLKATA, India, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dalmia Cement, a leading Indian cement brand has launched Dalmia Masters, a national engagement platform for construction professionals across India. Dalmia Masters will offer opportunities for skill upgradation, share best in class construction practices, while offering a wide range of rewards based on their business performance, helping deliver upward mobility and recognition for their expertise.

Speaking about the launch of the program, Mr. Ujjwal Batria, Chief Operating Officer, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, said, “As a leading cement brand, our product’s validation and recommendation by the contractor and technocrat community plays a large role in our success. Reaching out to thousands of contractors and masons, Dalmia Masters will help redefine what construction professionals can expect from cement brands.”

Mr. Pramesh Arya, Executive Director and Head of Marketing, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited said, “Dalmia Cement’s outreach to construction professionals over

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