Gun control, marijuana legalization, sexual harassment: Controversies that dominate the headlines also have an impact on the workplace. This forum will cover how Human Resource departments are responding to legal and cultural shifts that affect employees. Does a workplace need to develop rules around bringing guns to work? How could drug-testing impact employment when marijuana is now legal in the state? And how closely should employers take another look—or even a first—at their harassment policies and disciplinary procedures?
Join us and ask questions of your own, while sharing coffee and light breakfast with Greater Portland’s business community.
This guide provides a starting point for entrepreneurs seeking resources in the state of Maine. It is also designed to help individuals and organizations that support and guide entrepreneurs and startups and are looking for ways to match resources with those in need. The following categories of resources are included:
Training, Technical Assistance & Mentoring
Financing & Capital
Incubators & Workspaces
Networking & Advocacy
State & Regional Economic Development
Recurring Conferences & Events are listed as well.
The Maine Small Business Guide published by the SBA (Small Business Administration) is another resource of value to entrepreneurs and startups. While there is a fair amount of overlap, it also includes success stories and how-tos along with additional industry-specific resources.
As a public library, one of our fundamental values is to help our patrons be informed and engaged in our dynamic society.
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) repealed “net neutrality” rules that regulated businesses that connect consumers to the internet, which was a highly controversial decision because of its potential to provide unequal access to internet content.
We hope you will find these resources useful to learn more about the issus. Our librarians are always ready to connect our patrons and our community with vetted sources for learning more.
Check your preferred news source for information on the Net Neutrality Vote
Opposing Viewpointsis a robust library resource that can be accessed with your PPL card. This online tool covers today’s most important social issues, including Net Neutrality. These informed, differing views present various sides of the issue and help researchers and information seekers develop the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.
For background information on how the Net Neutrality issue arose: