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REVIEW NEEDED: Alicia J. Samolis, chair of the labor and employment practice at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, says most businesses should take a closer look at their employee handbook after the latest ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. 

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Work policies may need refresh after NLRB ruling

A recent National Labor Relations Board ruling may force employers of all sizes to rewrite their employee policy handbooks to meet a new legal...

The A.I. angst: Businesses, workers grapple with navigating uncharted tech territory

For most of the 10 years she has operated TIB Creative Studio LLC in Providence, graphic designer Theresa Barzyk has relied on a low-tech...
WILL IT WORK? State Rep. Karen Alzate is the primary sponsor of one of two bills that would mandate a 32-hour workweek for certain businesses in Rhode Island. There’s not much support for it. 
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32-hour workweek law? Not much support in R.I.

In an effort to find and retain workers in a tight job market, some companies have toyed with the idea of converting to a...

Going back to work? Here are answers to some tricky questions

Rhode Island’s reopening is picking up speed. The state is heading into phase three, which means more businesses are set to open and more people...
CREDITABLE REFUSAL: Gregory Tumolo, an employment law attorney at Duffy & Sweeney Ltd. in Providence, says people who work for businesses considered nonessential can collect unemployment and refuse to come into work if they claim a lack of precautions in their workplace. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal issues raised over returning to work

Pama Brown lost her catering job of 13 years at Brown University right before the coronavirus crisis, and she’s been in no rush to...
VIRTUAL PANEL: Providence Business News’ Health Care Summit took place online on April 1, with panelists meeting through web conferencing.

PBN summit panelists: Coronavirus impact will be lasting

The coronavirus crisis will have a lasting impact on Rhode Island after the immediate danger of the pandemic passes, on both the business community...

PBN summit: Businesses can’t stay closed for long

Businesses are mostly supportive of the state’s actions to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, but that’s not likely to last if they...
PBN'S HEALTH CARE SUMMIT was held online on Wednesday morning with panelists from the health care and business arenas.

PBN Summit: R.I.’s real pandemic test still to come

PROVIDENCE – Panelists at PBN's online Health Care Summit on Wednesday gave Gov. Gina M. Raimondo high marks for her efforts to slow down...
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