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The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a U.S. Department of Defense Office, has selected the Cranston Public Schools as a finalist for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. more
Though most would rather dangle a carrot than wield a stick, more businesses are moving toward a tough-love approach to corporate-wellness programs, with employees who don’t participate facing higher health-insurance premiums and other financial penalties. more
As a lawyer who focuses on social media issues, I am often asked whether employers should “block” their employees from accessing Facebook during working hours. These employers are concerned that their employees are wasting time online, engaging in inappropriate online behavior and exposing their companies to liability. more
It’s a parent’s nightmare: shelling out big money for college, then seeing the graduate unable to land a job that requires high-level skills. This situation may be growing more common, unfortunately, because the demand for cognitive skills associated with higher education, after rising sharply until 2000, has since been in decline. more
Providence Business News has announced the winners in its second Healthiest Employers recognition program, to be honored at an Aug. 15 luncheon at the Providence Marriott. more
Benefits paid for workers’ compensation increased in Rhode Island and much of the nation, but fell in Massachusetts in 2011, according to a report by the National Academy of Social Insurance. more
Oct. 1 is fast approaching. By the start of next month, the Affordable Care Act requires most employers to have provided all employees, regardless of whether they are part- or full-time and enrolled in the company’s health care plan, with information about the health insurance marketplace. more
Business leaders hailed state lawmakers for ending Rhode Island’s prohibition on biweekly pay this past summer to remove what they described as a longstanding barrier to improving the state’s poor economic climate. more
The American Staffing Association honored the Rhode Island chapter with two prestigious awards at its recent annual convention, according to a news release. more
Hasbro Inc. will pay $72.9 million in royalties to Johnson Research & Development Co., the licensor of the toymaker’s line of Nerf guns, after an arbitration hearing over the terms of a license agreement between the two companies. more
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