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How to nip harmful outbursts in the bud

A young woman was waiting for her flight at a big airport, so she decided to buy a book to read and a packet...
SAFETY TRACKER: Gilbane Building Co. is piloting a safety device called a ­Spot-R, at work sites outside Rhode Island. It registers data on worker falls and allows management to identify where the injured worker is located. Paul Bechard III, an insurance account associate, demonstrates the device at the company’s Providence headquarters.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unions wary of safety technology piloted by Gilbane

Workplace falls can be deadly on construction sites. More commonly, they lead to lost time and productivity when workers are injured.Falls are the most...
A SCREENSHOT OF THE Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. an interactive map that provides data on wages sortable by by occupation, age, region and that provides the ability to adjust for cost of living and income taxes. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Brookings Institution: Median wage adjusted for cost of living and income...

PROVIDENCE – The median wage for a worker in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, when adjusted for cost of living, and federal and state...
THE HURRICANE SEASON has begun and insurance industry representatives are urging that business owners to strengthen their facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Business owners urged to prepare for hurricane season

PROVIDENCE – With three named storms in the first month of the Atlantic hurricane season, including one lurking this week off the Carolinas, now...
FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, CVS Health received a perfect score in the Disability Equality Index, one of 91 companies to receive that grade for their efforts to be inclusive and supportive of employees with disabilities.

CVS again among top companies for support of disabled employees

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. is the only Rhode Island-based company to earn top marks in the Disability Equality Index, a measure of recognition...
IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY, but despite rising employment and a growth in the labor force, wages in the United States are not climbing at the rate that many think it should. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Opinion: Emotions and economics explain stagnant wages

NEW YORK – The labor market appears to be quite strong, judging by June’s unemployment figures. The rate ticked up in June to 4...
HEALTHY ECONOMY: Joyce Lancellotti, left, division director of the Providence office of Robert Half Management Resources, speaks with Cassandra Iasiello, recruiting manager. Lancellotti said companies were reluctant to organize corporate outings during the past decade due to the cost and the economic instability of the Great Recession, but those attitudes are changing now that the economy is healthier. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. officials confident corporate outings will increase this summer

Eighty percent of 2,200 chief financial officers queried across 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas report their firms do not offer an annual corporate outing...
MICHAEL J. YELNOSKY, who has served as Roger Williams University School of Law dean for four years to the week, along with public sector union leaders and other academics, comments on the local impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31. PBN FILE PHOTO / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

In ‘insulated’ R.I., unions seen surviving court ruling

Paul A. Doughty, Local 799 Providence Firefighters union president, says he’s not concerned about possible membership drops or financial woes after a June 27...

Feeling fit

Are you a member of a fitness center/club? No: 66.67% Yes: 33.33%How often do you exercise at a fitness center? Never: 66.67% Every other day: 33.33% Every day: 0% Once...

Pay-equity fight not over in R.I.

Women earn a median of $43,541 in Rhode Island, ­according to data from the National Partnership for Women & Families, which cited U.S. Census...
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