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  • Abacus Construction Index,  Abacus Construction Index,  is a directory of 2,000 recommended websites and online documents for UK construction professionals. This is a project which I started after retiring in 2000 as Director General of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • – This site is intended for owners of small businesses, and provides employment and human resources guides, advice, articles, downloadable forms and sample agreements.
  • Department of Labor – Provides text and explanatory materials for laws, regulations and executive orders administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Includes minimum wage laws and overtime pay, family and medical leave, unions, plant closings and layoffs, lie detectors, garnishment and discrimination.
  • Manta –  Manta is a destination for premium business and management information such as company profiles, financial management systems, and market research reports from leading content publishers such as D&B, Datamonitor and Snapdata. Manta is becoming a leading authority in business intelligence, and will soon feature several other sources of premium business and management information.
  • U.S. Business Advisor –  Organizes links to government resources, forms and Web sites on workplace issues.


  • Best of Law – Links to law and law-related resources.  This is a concise list of links to websites (including brief descriptions) providing a wealth of useful information.