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Food Friday -Spam Fries

I bet you've never tried Spam fries before! You're probably thinking what are Spam fries and where do you even get these. Hula Hoops in South San Francisco is serving these fries and it's a crowd-pleaser! This island-themed restaurant’s fries are such a big hit they order 200 cans of spam a week!! So let's get into how they're made. First, the spam is cut up into the shape of thick fries, then dipped into an egg wash, covered in Panko bread crumbs and fried in oil until golden brown....

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Tuesday Bare Essentials - SB 1343 Requires California Employers to Provide Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training

Did you know that SB 1343 requires California employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to all employees by the end of 2020?


Under the new law, non-managerial employees are to receive one hour of training and Supervisors are to receive 2 hours of training. The training must take place within six months of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter.
It's important you comply with this new law. If you ignore this requirement...

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Tech Thursday - Pictionary Air

Everyone knows the game Pictionary, but what about the new and improved version of it? Instead of drawing traditionally with pen and paper, New Pictionary uses a light-up motion sensing smart device that detects your drawing in space. Now you can enjoy playing using just the free downloadable app without the bulk or mess of a set. The best part is that you can play offline and don't need an Internet connection. Once you have downloaded the app, you're ready to play!

Would I buy this? Yes,...

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Wine Wednesday - Think You Know Wine?

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Tuesday - Bare Essentials - Illinois Sexual Harassment Law, effective January 1, 2020

On August 9, 2019 Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Workplace Transparency Act, which in addition to requiring annual sexual harassment training for all employees also adds provisions for civil penalties for non-compliance and requires each employer to assure even independent contractors are trained. This new law goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

The law expands the Victims Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) to allow victims of domestic, sexual, or gender...

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