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THE R.I. SENATE has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. issues guidance for businesses filing taxes on PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Revenue and Division of Taxation issued tax filing guidance on Monday for businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program...
Peter George

Memorizing presentations can lead to trouble

I cannot count how many times I have been asked, “Am I supposed to memorize my presentation?” My standard – and slightly confusing – answer...

Post-pandemic operations

Are there any aspects of your business operations implemented during the pandemic that will remain in place permanently? Yes: 83% No: 17% Unsure: 0% What pandemic-related elements will...

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Section

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Governor’s panel tackles workforce issues

PROVIDENCE – Issues associated with Rhode Island's workforce were discussed during Gov. Daniel J. McKee's weekly R.I. 2030: Community Conversations event on Thursday. A panel...

Is it fair to fire employees who refuse to return to...

Is a potential workplace conflict brewing between some employers and workers unwilling to let go of remote work schedules? A recent national survey by Digital.com...
A PATIENT HOST: Erin Umbdenstock held out hope she’d get her job back when she was laid off from the Providence Marriott Downtown when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It turned out better than that for her. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitality’s headache: How to attract, keep workers 

Erin Umbdenstock spent her four-month stint of unemployment trying to keep busy. She cooked and cleaned her Coventry apartment and took up several new hobbies....

Employee expectations shifting

Erin Pavane | The Hire founding partner Before COVID-19, ensuring a candidate matched a position on skills and experience was the norm. And while our...

Domino effect

Will the reopening of other Rhode Island-based businesses help your business? Yes: 85.7% No: 14.3% Where do you expect increases in business at your company? More face-to-face interactions:...

Survey: 4 in 10 employers would fire workers for not returning...

PROVIDENCE – Four in 10 United States employers said they had or will fire workers that will not return to the workplace full time,...

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