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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

7 Lessons in Employee Management from the Tyson Foods Contract Worker Ruling

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Manufacturing CEOs may have been taken aback by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision holding Tyson Foods responsible for overtime pay for thousands of its plant workers, but legal experts said business leaders can learn a few significant things from the ruling that will help protect their own companies from such a future judgment.

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A Well-Kept Secret: This Auto Parts Maker is Finding All the Skilled Workers it Needs in South Central Michigan

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The Great Recession sacked the metalcasting industry, of course, joining with technological advancements, foreign competition and tightening regulations to carve the base of 2,170 foundries down to about 1,965 facilities last year. But industry sales were expected to reach $33.5 billion by next year after bottoming out at $21.6 billion in 2009.

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Could Dodd-Frank Legislation Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

If America’s CEOs wrote political and economic history, textbooks already would say that Dodd-Frank, the financial overhaul enacted by President Obama and Congress in 2010, had failed.

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5 Priorities for Executive Compensation Committees

The job of executive-compensation committees is getting tougher because of the sluggish economy, challenged corporate performance, gyrating stock markets, rising concern about “income inequality” and generally greater public and activist scrutiny of just how much boards think their CEOs are worth.

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Surprisingly, Director Tenure Remains Long at Most Companies

Despite the frenzied rise in shareholder activism that challenges the decisions of long-sitting board members individually and collectively, a new study of tenures shows most large companies increasingly are governed by long-sitting board members.

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