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Perhaps one benefit of the difficult ACA implementation is to provide a cautionary tale to companies approaching major initiatives. One of the critical functions of an effective board is to provide perspective for the CEO and management team that make crises like these less likely.  Here are a few of the issues faced by executive teams  that lead to failed initiatives, and the role of boards in keeping things on better path. By Tracy Houston

Are your salespeople exempt from overtime?
“But I don’t have to pay overtime to my salespeople, right?” is a common question asked at Labor Brain presentations. Many employers assume that their salespeople are exempt from overtime. This assumption comes from the fact that the Fair Labor Standards Act contains two overtime exemptions for sales employees. However, not all sales employees are included under those two exemptions, and large overtime liability can result from a misclassification of some or all of your sales staff. By Kalen Fraser
Sure, WhiteWave strives to make delicious, responsibly produced food and beverages – and achieves that goal with its award-winning product innovation; but behind each carton of Horizon organic milk or bottle of International Delight iced coffee creamer,  the goal is to change the way the world eats for the better. By Gigi Sukin

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I dismissed Zengo when I first tried it right after it opened in 2004. I was in my "cynical about new restaurants" phase: One more Denver hipster restaurant hooked onto all those $1.5 million, 1.5 bedroom, 900 sq. ft. condos that (after visiting one) felt cold, cramped and metallic. Really? But forget the condos perched atop Zengo on Little Raven in north Denver. From now through December 31, Zengo's Test Kitchen menu shows up alongside Zengo's traditional menu and it's one heck of a fresh treat. By Cathie Beck
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