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PBN on WJAR-TV, July 22, 2019

The state is stepping up enforcement of labor laws, but are the penalties for misclassification tough enough?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
GETTING ALONG: Mary O’Sullivan, owner of Encore Executive and Professional Coaching in North Kingstown, said if a retreat focuses on how to improve teamwork, as an organization, the structure should be as small as possible because dysfunctional teams can still find common ground in a smaller setting. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Retreats can resolve workplace conflicts

Workplace dysfunction takes many forms. Conflicts between co-workers, or between manager and employees, are among the most common.Sometimes, they’re relatively hidden. They show up...

‘Grow with Google’ coming to PPL

To the Editor: Providence Public Library has always played a fundamental role in our community. Since the library’s doors first opened in 1878, we have...

Break time?

How long do you work each day before taking a break? 4-6 hours: 45.4% 1-3 hours: 27.3% I don’t take breaks: 27.3% More than 6 hours: 0%How long...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...

Workplace wellness programs benefit the healthy most

A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of workplace wellness programs – from increased gym use to decreased health care spending....

UNAP Local 5098 rejects Rhode Island Hospital contract deal

PROVIDENCE – The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 voted to reject the tentative three-year agreement reached with Lifespan for contracts with employees...

Restful nights?

How much sleep do you get each night? Six hours: 71.43% Seven hours: 28.57% Eight hours: 0% More than eight hours: 0%Has a lack of sleep from employees...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED second worst in the nation among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., for doctors to practice. The report was based on 16 metrics centered around competition, compensation and laws in a state. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. ranks second-worst state in nation for doctors to practice

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked as the second worst state in the nation for doctors to practice ahead of only New Jersey, according to...

65 is new 55, and vice versa

The civilian, prime-working-age population in the U.S. has barely budged over the past decade.The Wall Street Journal’s Lev Borodovsky, taking notice of this phenomenon,...
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