MEDOCTOR developing ASIA TELEHEALTH MARKET

MEDOCTOR SYSTEM IS BEING SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOYED IN ASIA

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MEDOCTOR developing ASIA TELEHEALTH MARKET

The Medoctor System is being successfully deployed in Asia.

Medoctor is providing users in India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam and people throughout Asia with the opportunity to do a health assessment, free-of-cost and create a personal health record. Anyone with a health problem, pain or discomfort can click on www.medoctor.com and determine their health situation – without payment.

Young mothers using cellphones are the largest market, they need to care for their children, spouse and sometimes parents. Over 70% of Medoctor users access www.medoctor.com on their iPhone or Android, others use tablets or laptops.
Users answer simple YES / NO symptom questions generated by the Medoctor Engine to produce a complete differential diagnosis. The Medoctor user can save the results to show or email to their family doctor. Medoctor's motto is "Assisting Physicians Worldwide".

Family physicians dramatically increase their daily throughput with the extensive results produced by the Medoctor System. Using the patient's time to save the clinician's time, an electronic health record is created automatically – a cost and time saving for both the doctor and the patient.

Medoctor is interested in creating relationships with medical professionals and health institutions, including pharmacies and advertisers. Contact info@medoctor.com .

Medoctor has been demonstrated at the World Health Organization in Geneva and the International Telecommunication Union sponsored a pilot for Medoctor at a Women-Led-Telecentre in Zambia. Clinical trials of Medoctor were conducted in Vietnam.

Financial institutions and healthcare organizations are invited to contact Medoctor, Inc., a USA corporation, regarding partnership, participation or representation. Qualified parties are invited to contact ceo@medoctor.com to arrange a discussion on Skype – address medoctorceo.

Charles W. Kelly
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Smith Publicity Offers Ebook Marketing Tips

Vice President, Smith Publicity

Smith Publicity advises authors on ways to boost book sales and enhance book marketing. One of these is employing a coordinated, strategic pricing strategy.

Ebook pricing strategies aren’t new to book marketing, but some authors aren't aware of them and rely on other, less effective promotional methods.”

— Marissa Rigenbrood

CHERRY HILL, NJ, U.S., December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many authors don't realize that there are innovative ways to sell eBooks through pricing.

Smith Publicity, whose authors often have eBooks in addition to printed books, advises authors on ways to boost book sales and enhance book marketing. One of these is employing a coordinated, strategic pricing strategy.

“Ebook pricing strategies aren’t new to book marketing, but some authors aren't aware of them and rely on other, less efffective promotional methods,” says Smith Publicity Vice President Marissa Eigenbrood. “Authors will occasionally say to us, ‘advertise my eBook,’ but employing an eBook pricing strategy can work much more effectively than advertising, and it doesn't cost anything.”

Unlike printed books, it’s easy to change the price of an eBook. Some experts recommend starting high to low, while others low to high.

“Finding the right price, the ‘sweet spot’ price for an eBook at which most readers purchase the book, is key,” adds Eigenbrood.

Eigenbrood explains that pricing at the higher end and then systematically dropping the price to a price of around $1 can be effective. For example, an author might start with a price of $7.99 and incrementally reduce it down to $0.99. Authors can repeat the process again, analyze sales data, and then determine the price at which the most copies of the book sold.

Once the ‘right price,’ is determined, authors can keep the eBook at that price.

Authors can also employ a low to high strategy, and reap even more benefits. Higher sales at the lower price can boost a book to bestselling status within specific categories on Amazon.

If an eBook is priced at the high end, Amazon rewards an author with a higher royalty. Pricing below a certain point reduces royalty pay. However, if authors sell more books at a lower price and receive a lower royalty, they can end up making more money than if it was a higher priced.

Amazon lists specific policies and royalties including minimum and maximum list price rules and royalty levels.

About Smith Publicity
Smith Publicity is the most prolific book marketing and book promotion agency in the publishing industry. Since 1997, the firm has promoted over 3,000 books of every genre, from self-published first time authors to traditionally published New York Times bestselling books.

Smith Publicity is an equal opportunity agency, and no quality book and/or credentialed author is turned away, regardless of publishing method.
Website: www.smithpublicity.com

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Recruiting for Good Launches the Funnest Shoe Shopping Reward for Women Who Love to Make a Difference

Moms Attend Camp to Qualify and Sign Up for Future Summer Camp Scholarship Savings

Moms Attend Camp to Qualify and Sign Up for Future Summer Camp Scholarship Savings

The Only Shopping Reward Good for Your Soul

The Only Shopping Reward Good for Your Soul

Recruiting for Good is on a mission to help fund $100,000 in camp scholarships and reward women who help the staffing agency achieve its goal with shoe shopping

Women can use their social network to make a difference and love shoe shopping for good.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good is sharing proceeds from 100 placements to fund $100,000 in summer camp scholarships and reward women in Southern California who help the staffing agency make a difference; $1,000 shoe shopping gift cards.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “Women can use their social network to make a difference and enjoy shoe shopping for good.”

How Women Make a Difference and Love Shoes for Good

1. A woman introduces an executive she personally knows (a CEO, CFO, or VP of HR) at a company that hires professional staff.
2. Recruiting for Good finds the company a stellar employee and earns a finder's fee, that is shared.
3. Recruiting for Good donates $1,000 to a summer camp scholarship. And rewards a $1,000 shoe shopping gift card.

Camp Scholarships Awarded to Good Moms

Recruiting for Good will reward camp scholarship savings to moms who make a difference in the community.

Carlos Cymerman adds, "Are you a mom in L.A. that makes a difference and wants to save money on summer camp? Come to our Summer Camp Fair, on January 12th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm to sign up in person and qualify for future scholarship saving rewards."

About

Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales professionals. Our cause is to help fund summer camp. Women join to help fund camp scholarships; and earn exclusive love life rewards www.RecruitingforGood.com

Fund Summer Camp and Ridesharing, is funded by Recruiting for Good, our fun purpose is to help moms who make a difference save money on experiences that benefit their kids' lives. Our purposeful funding service is confidential and personal. We meet moms to explain how recruiting referrals work; and how funding happens. To learn more visit www.FundSummerCamp.com

Attend Fun Summer Camp Fair at Santa Monica Capital One Cafe on January 12th, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. 'Are you a mom in L.A. that makes a difference and wants to save money on summer camp? Come to our Summer Camp Fair, on January 12th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm to sign up in person and qualify for future scholarship saving rewards.' We created the fair to deliver inspired information in a personal and meaningful way (by selecting a diverse group of 10 camps). To learn more visit www.RecruitingforGood.com

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GoodFirms Research modernized the list of Top Mobile App Developers for December

Top Mobile App Development Companies

Top Mobile App Development Companies

GoodFirms featured the top mobile app development companies globally considering the number of metrics and client feedback

Mobile apps help you monetize smarter and nurture your business successfully”

— GoodFirms Research

WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — These days, apps have become the core strength of every business where success lies in building the quality application. Thus, each entrepreneur is looking forward to the top mobile app developers that create innovative, robust, scalable apps that offer brilliant user experience. To ease this challenging task of finding the excellent iPhone & Android app developers, GoodFirms published a list of Top App Development Companies worldwide based on several qualitative and quantitative statistics.

According to GoodFirms here is the list of Top Mobile App Development Companies:

•OpenXcell
•Swenson He
•Consagous Technologies
•IndiaNIC Infotech Ltd.
•Hidden Brains Infotech
•VironIT
•S-PRO
•Y Media Labs
•Sphinx Solutions
•Konstant Infosolutions
•NMG Technologies
•OpenGeeksLab
•Creative360 LLC
•The Sneakers Agency, LLC
•Zco Corporation
•Cubix
•INGIC
•Promatics Technologies
•Blue Label Labs
•Sunflower Lab
•Quy Technology

In today's advanced world, apps have become more beneficial, vulnerable and faster to use when compared to a responsive business. That's the reason; many people have adopted the applications as it has made flexible for everyone to use the apps related to various segments and get the services with a touch of their fingertip.

Many businesses from worldwide get hold of Indian app developers as they are recognized highly experienced and work as per the needs at an affordable price. Here at GoodFirms, you can reach the curated list of Top App Development Companies in India along with ratings and reviews.

GoodFirms is a leading and well-renowned B2B research, ratings and reviews platform. It eases the dilemma of businesses to pick the right partner as per their project requirements. GoodFirms analyst team conducts an in-depth research process to fetch out and index the most excellent companies from various segments.

In this assessment, the research squad of GoodFirms follows a strict methodology where n number of statistics is considered such as: determining the complete background of each company, verifying the past and present portfolio, year of experience in their domain area, market presence, client reviews and many more. After evaluating every firm all are compared and then indexed in the list of top development companies, best software and outstanding firms from all different categories.

GoodFirms also give confidence to the service providers by asking them to come forward and take part in the research process. So, that they get a chance to get listed in top firms and grab the opportunity to expose their services to international customers.

Here you can take a sneak peek at the updated list of Top Mobile App Development Companies in New York (NYC) at GoodFirms

About GoodFirms:

GoodFirms is a Washington, D.C. based research firm that aligns its efforts in identifying the most prominent and efficient mobile app development companies that deliver results to their clients. GoodFirms research is a confluence of new age consumer reference processes and conventional industry-wide review & rankings that help service seekers leap further and multiply their industry-wide value and credibility.

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Acuitive Solutions Recognized for Excellence in 100 Great Supply Chain Partners Survey

Company named to annual list compiled by Supply Chain Brain honoring leading technology and service providers

We’re thrilled to be honored with recognition founded in the integrity of our customer’s experience, and how we help them balance advance planning and supply chain agility for global transportation.””

— Phil Marlowe, founder, president and chief logistician, Acuitive Solutions.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acuitive Solutions, which provides cloud-based software for complex international transportation management to the world's best-known retailers, announced that it has been recognized among 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for 2018 by SupplyChainBrain.

The research survey considers hundreds of potential candidates. The annual list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners features a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services. It’s the fourth time that Acuitive has been recognized in the annual survey, which is in its 16th year.

"This recognition is the direct result of a customer stepping up and sharing their experience with our platform, it’s integral role in their supply chain strategy, and the value we deliver,” said Phil Marlowe, founder, CEO and chief logistician of Acuitive Solutions. “We’re thrilled to be honored with an award founded in the integrity of our customer’s experience, and how we help them balance advance planning and supply chain agility for multi-mode international transportation.”

SupplyChainBrain assembles the list after conducting a six-month online poll of supply chain professionals who nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company's efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.

"For 16 years running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners," said Brad Berger, publisher of SupplyChainBrain. "This year's nominees were competitive and inspiring – coming from all sectors of supply chain management.”

ABOUT ACUITIVE SOLUTIONS — Charlotte, NC-based Acuitive Solutions deploys a cloud-native global TMS platform that helps reduce cost and bring unprecedented efficiency and responsiveness to global supply chain management operations. Founded in 2002, Acuitive has built a portfolio of integrated, Web-based software tools and workflows that facilitate real-time collaboration and provide an extraordinary degree of control and agility for businesses, their local and global service providers and suppliers to manage the complex process of international air and ocean freight shipping. Acuitive serves leading companies in the home improvement center, premium fashion, retail, home and office décor and apparel markets. Our focus is on what we do best: superior, truly global transportation management solutions. For more information, call (704) 321-4992, email us at info@acuitivesolutions.com, or visit us on the web at www.acuitivesolutions.com

Gary N Frantz
Acuitive Solutions
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Green Relief Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Pegg

Green Relief

Mr. Pegg joins Green Relief from Spin Master, a global toy and entertainment company

With Green Relief's unique use of aquaponics to produce its products, and a purpose-driven and passionate team behind me, I look forward to working on the cutting edge of an exciting industry.”

— Andrew Pegg

HAMILTON, ON, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Green Relief Inc., Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis using aquaponics as a growing method, announced today the appointment of Andrew Pegg as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

"We're thrilled to welcome Andrew as our new CFO," says Warren Bravo, Chief Executive Officer, Green Relief Inc. "Andrew brings extensive finance and operational experience to our company. This, coupled with Andrew's big-picture thinking, will be an asset as Green Relief takes strides to expand its business, and transitions into a public company in early 2019."

Mr. Pegg joins Green Relief from Spin Master, a global toy and entertainment company headquartered in Toronto, where he served as Vice President of Finance since 2013.

Previously, Mr. Pegg was the Vice President of Finance and Business Planning for Latin America and Canada at Revlon, an international company specializing in cosmetic, skin-care, fragrance, and personal-care products.

Mr. Pegg began his career as a Financial Analyst at Citytv, and has since held progressively senior finance roles with a number of top-tier companies, including PepsiCo and Corby Spirit and Wine.

At Green Relief, Mr. Pegg will play a critical role in the strategic direction of the company's finances as it scales up its production of medical cannabis to better serve a rapidly growing patient-base.

"With Green Relief's unique use of aquaponics to produce its products, and a purpose-driven and passionate team behind me, I look forward to working on the cutting edge of an exciting industry," Mr. Pegg says.

Presently, Green Relief operates from a 30,000-square-foot facility in Hamilton. Plans for expansion include the recent acquisition of a 100,000-square-foot production facility in Stoney Creek, Ont., which will increase the company's annual output from 2,800 kg to about 17,800 kg.

Construction of a 240,000-square-foot production facility at the company's original Hamilton site is also underway, as is a 25,000-square-foot facility on an adjacent property that will be used for research and development.

"With robust plans for expansion in place, Andrew's appointment to CFO is timely, and will help drive Green Relief's success into the near, and distant, future," Mr. Bravo says.

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About Green Relief

Based in Hamilton, Ont., Green Relief is Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis using aquaponics to sustainably grow its plants. Aquaponics is a closed-loop system that combines aquaculture (raising fish) with hydroponics (the soilless cultivation of plants). As a result, aquaponics uses up to 90 per cent less water than conventional agriculture, while also producing 10 times the crop yield per hectare, and an end product free from synthetic fertilizers and harmful pesticides. Additionally, once the system's fish reach market size, Green Relief donates the protein source to a food rescue service that delivers meals to those in need. Over the last three years, Green Relief has donated more than 40,000 fish through this initiative. At Green Relief, the mission is simple: helping patients improve their quality of life while also being environmentally responsible, and giving back to the community.

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Old Mill District Winter Artwork Created by Local Artist, Susan Luckey Higdon

Winter artwork by Susan Luckey Higdon for Bend Oregon’s Old Mill District

Central Oregon artist and founding member at Tumalo Art Coy creates piece to celebrate the season

I loved combining all the pieces of this painting together into a celebration of the beautiful winter season in Central Oregon. It was an honor to create this annual piece for the Old Mill District.”

— Susan Luckey Higdon

BEND, OR, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Old Mill District commissioned local artist Susan Luckey Higdon to create its 2018 “winter art” piece, which is featured on the district’s banners, winter guide, kiosks, marketing campaigns and annual holiday collectible ornaments. Higdon created the original piece with acrylic on canvas, seeking to capture the crisp blue of winter sky contrasted with the red berries on the area’s mountain ash trees. In addition, she wanted to illustrate animal or bird life, all combined with her unique perspective.

“It was challenging to capture all the elements I wanted to display in this piece – sky, snow, perspective and birds,” said Higdon. “I like to narrow in on the composition in a way that is unexpected and somewhat abstracted, so I approached it with this mindset. I loved combining all the pieces of this painting together into a celebration of the beautiful winter season in Central Oregon. It was an honor to create this annual piece for the Old Mill District.”

The finished piece shows an expanse of blue Central Oregon sky in which the Old Mill District’s three iconic smoke stacks rise in the background. In the forefront is a snow covered mountain ash tree loaded with berries and providing temporary cover to three brightly colored waxwings, which are commonly seen in the area during the season. In all, it captures the essence of winter in the region. The finished piece is on display at Tumalo Art Co. until January 7. A limited supply of the signature glass ornaments are on sale at the gallery and SantaLand.

Susan Luckey Higdon is known for her landscapes of iconic Central Oregon scenes, especially water, fish and birds in their natural habitat. She is drawn to unusual and dramatic composition, pattern and color. Her work has been featured in Italian fly fishing magazine H2O, Bend Magazine and on Oregon Art Beat. Her paintings are in corporate and private art collections across the country. Susan is a founding member of Tumalo Art Company a collective gallery in the Old Mill District, and has been the signature artist for Deschutes River Conservancy’s RiverFeast event for 11 years. More about her work can be found at susanluckeyhigdon.com

About the Old Mill District
One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors. More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and businesses call the Old Mill District home. The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience. www.oldmilldistrict.com

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Durango Welcomes Melanie Mackay, P. Geo to its Board of Directors

Durango Resources Inc. (TSX:DGO)

Melanie brings geological expertise with both provincial and federal government experience which will be useful for advancing our Mayner’s Fortune project in northern B.C.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver, BC / December 13, 2018 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (OTCQB-ATOXF) (Frankfurt – 86A1), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Melanie Mackay, P.Geo to its board of directors.

Mrs. Mackay is a Canadian-born professional geoscientist, with First Nations heritage, specializing in all aspects of coal and metal projects, in both junior and senior mining companies. Mrs. Mackay’s expertise is in evaluation, modelling, feasibility and forecasting mine specific projects. She obtained her BSF Forest Resources Management degree in 1998 from the University of British Columbia (“UBC”), followed by an Honours B.Sc. Geological Sciences degree from UBC. Her affiliations include the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., ISO-Canadian Advisory Committee member and the Canadian Carbonization Research Association.

Mrs. Mackay is President of the Western Canadian Coal Society which is a non-profit organization directed by volunteers from mining, exploration and research organizations providing a technical networking group for professionals. She was appointed by the Minister of Transportation, with approval from the Governor in Council as a member of the board of directors for Ridley Terminals Inc. (“RTI”). RTI is a world class bulk handling terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia supplying metallurgical and thermal coal and petroleum coke to the Asian markets from B.C. and Alberta.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are excited to have Melanie Mackay join our board as we continue to enhance our team with highly technical individuals who can assist in the advancement of our projects. Melanie brings geological expertise with both provincial and federal government experience which will be useful for advancing our Mayner’s Fortune project in northern B.C. Durango remains poised for discovery with key asset locations in both B.C. and Quebec, Canada.”

Mrs. MacKay has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the grant date.

About Mayner’s Fortune
The Mayner’s Fortune Limestone project is located 7.5km south of the Terrace, B.C. and has year-round road and CN rail access. The project is the one of the closest known road access limestone deposits to the recently announced $40 billion LNG project in Kitimat, B.C.

About Durango
Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

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This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Employment attorney Curt Surls discusses the varying state responses to U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems v. Lewis

Attorney profile of Curt Surls on Martindale

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Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Office of Curt Surls, Employment Attorney

Office of Curt Surls, Employment Attorney

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

In a recently published comment, Curt Surls reviews decision that individual arbitration clauses in employment contracts preempt class action lawsuits.

The Law Office of Curt Surls (N/A:N/A)

Even if federal class action lawsuits are preempted by individual arbitration clauses, state laws could allow plaintiffs to pursue state class action suits. This is a developing area of the law …”

— Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer in California

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In his most recently published article, California employment attorney Curt Surls reviews States' reactions to the Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis. The complete comment will be published on the Blog of Mr. Surls at https://curtsurlsblog.blogspot.com/

Several states are considering responses to Supreme Court’s recent decision in Epic System that held that individual arbitration clauses in employment contract preempts class action lawsuit. One such response is from Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, issuing Executive Order 18-03 in June of 2018 that directly mentions the Epic System decision in the preamble. Specifically, the order states “WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court, in its recent Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis decision, held that if employees sign an arbitration agreement requiring individual arbitration proceedings as a condition of employment, then those agreements preclude employees from pursuing a class or collective action against their employer to resolve disputes; and WHEREAS, when employers require workers to accept an arbitration clause as a condition of employment they deny workers the opportunity to seek redress for employment grievances through collective or class action in court or in arbitration, and workers are stripped of a powerful tool to level the historical imbalance between employers and employees; and WHEREAS, the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis decision will inevitably result in an increased difficulty in holding employers accountable for widespread practices that harm workers . . . .” The order provides that “[t]o the extent permissible under state and federal law, when making purchasing and other procurement decisions, all state executive and small cabinet agencies shall seek to contract with qualified entities and business owners that can demonstrate or will certify that their employees are not required to sign, as a condition of employment, mandatory individual arbitration clauses and class or collective action waivers.” Although the order would only cover purchases and procurement by the executive branch of the state of Washington, if other states follows suit, it could put pressure on companies seeking to do business with state governments. It will be interesting to see how much effect the executive order will have and whether any other states will follow suit.

Other states are considering a legislative approach. New York and Vermont are considering passing a law similar to California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). PAGA allows individuals who personally experienced a violation of a California employment law to sue on behalf of current or former employees who also experienced such violations. California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit has both held that PAGA is not preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act. Thus, even if federal class action lawsuits are preempted by individual arbitration clauses in employment contracts, state laws such as PAGA could allow plaintiffs to pursue state class action suits. This is a developing area of the law that bears close monitoring in the future, opines Mr. Surls.

*** Curt Surls is an attorney in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Wrongful Termination. Located in Manhattan Beach, California, the Law Office of Curt Surls offers a complete range of employment law services to those living throughout Southern California, including all of Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties. With nearly 30 years of experience focusing almost exclusively on this area of law, attorney Curtis Surls and his law firm provide the personalized assistance and effective support his clients need.

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How to Choose the Right OS for Mobile App

MINSK, MINSK REGION, BELARUS, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — So you are going to develop a mobile application. You have a breathtaking idea, you have considered all the details of your future application, you have already chosen the right vendor. But do you remember to choose a mobile OS for it? No? It’s a crucial point. Developing the same applications for different operating systems will take more time and cost more money. Anyway, even if your budget allows you to do so, this might not be justified in the end: no matter how perfect your application is, you will continue to improve it on the base of your first users’ feedback, and all these improvements will cost you as twice as more in case you have to implement them for several versions of the app. Therefore, we suggest you starting with one OS, and only after some sort of a trial period thinking about others.

So which one is better?

There are several mobile operating systems but discussing them all makes no sense, as only two are the leaders that share almost the whole market – Android and iOS. These giants are different in many aspects and have own advantages. If you want to make the right decision, you should be aware of the peculiarities of each system in terms of their popularity, development process, and profit.

Market share

It’s not a secret that Android is the most widespread mobile operating system in the world. It has been the first among others for many years and takes the same position this year: as of October 2018, Android has 74.69% of the global mobile market share [Statcounter]. The situation is unlikely to change on a short-term horizon. There are various forecasts about the future of the OS, but many agree that even if the share of Android falls, its current position won’t be affected. Speaking about iOS, it shares 22.34% of the global market; in other words, about 3.5 times less than Android.

Thus, it might at first glance seem that developing your application for Android operating system is more beneficial. Not a bit of it! On the global market, Android is the undoubted leader for sure. But if we analyze the mobile markets of each region, we will see that Android dominates in the world but not in particular countries. In developed countries, the palm of victory belongs to Apple products, and thus to iOS, while the leader in developing countries is Android. Therefore, choosing a platform, you should bear in mind the location of the application release.

Besides the location, you should also think about the targeted audience. The information about age, gender, education, occupation, income level, views, and beliefs of potential users is important not only for the application itself but also for choosing a platform. Study your target auditory carefully to answer this question.

Development

Android and iOS are completely different operating systems, so the requirements for these applications are also different. Particularly, the apps for Android are mostly written in Java and apps for iOS – in Objective-C and Swift. These languages are easy to learn and widespread among developers, so you’re unlikely to have any difficulty in hiring specialists of both types. The difficulty will start with the development process itself. The thing is, iOS developers create applications for few platforms, while Android is used with many devices of different screen size and aspect ratios, thus requiring more time and efforts from a development team and more money from you. However, Android development has a great advantage over iOS: the opportunity for dynamic app development, as Android development platform allows using third-party tools to implement a variety of new things.

Profit

Despite the fact that Android has more users than iOS, proud owners of Apple products are considered to be more solvent. In the first half of 2018, App Store revenue was as twice as more than the revenue of Play Market on half the downloads [Sensor Tower]. Thus, publishing your application in App Store will help you make big bucks for sure. Another issue is to get there. App Store has very strict rules for app publication. First, you need to pay an annual fee in an amount of $99 ($299 for companies). Then you have to upload the app and wait for about 2 weeks while it is checked for every single bug. The possibility that your application will be rejected is very high.

What is required for publishing the app in Play Market? You need to pay $25 as a one-time fee, upload your application, and that’s it: the app will be available for Android users in a couple of hours. Here the risk of being rejected is very low. Thus, if you are going to publish your application in App Store, it is good to work with developers who have the relevant experience. Or choose Play Market and enjoy fast publication.

What about users?

When choosing the right platform for your application you should take into account what users think. The users’ view on Android and iOS is not unique, obviously. One may find the supporters of both systems, as well as their haters. Supporters of Android admire the possibility to set the system in accordance with their needs and to download the variety of apps, criticizing the high price of Apple devices and the expensiveness of App Store applications. iOS users say they love its user-friendliness, amazing design, and high level of security.

Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of both systems will help you choose the most suitable one for your new app. Think about your expectations, goals and the target auditory, consider your possibilities and budget, and the result will be a perfect platform for your application which you and your future users will love.

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Source: EIN Presswire