PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives passed a measure last week that would allow employers the option of paying workers on a biweekly basis, provided the employer gives proof of a surety bond or other security.
It was not an exact fit, and the transition took post-graduate education and a few job changes, but Sarah Soares has made the move from serving as an officer in the U.S. Army to her current position, as human resources manager at Blount Fine Foods. Leading, training and guiding people was the theme that she followed, one which has led her to be named a Woman To Watch in professional services in Providence Business News’ 2013 Business Women Awards program.
By Alli-Michelle Conti
Traditionally, employers focused on helping employees who were injured at work get back to work early with RTW. Recognizing the value of a healthy workforce, the commonalities of recovering from on and off the job injuries, the efficiencies of coordinating RTW efforts, and the greater risk exposure to discrimination claims when workers are treated differently depending on the reason for their absence, some employers are moving toward integrating occupational and non-occupational cases to reduce absences and lower claims costs.
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.
Erik and Dawn Deneault have two healthy children and were blindsided when their third child, Danica, was born with brain malformations. Their life suddenly consisted of days and weeks of medical visits in Providence and Boston and months of searching for a way to decrease their daughter’s 40 to 50 seizures a day.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.