ARTICLES

Eying medical costs, budgets

October 19, 2009

How do we come up with our household budget priorities? For most of us, it’s related to our incomes.

 

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Employers need to closely monitor labor costs

May 11, 2009

(Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a two-part series. It begins with a continuation of the discussion of workers’ compensation costs.)

How each workers’ compensation claim is managed is critical to reducing costs. Often claims develop into problems when close scrutiny in the beginning could prevent them from becoming an issue. Employers should:

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Reducing labor costs essential to saving jobs

May 4, 2009

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part series.)

In today’s economic crisis, employers grapple with reducing expenses to remain profitable. To the extent labor costs are a significant part of a company’s expenses, there may be options to reducing those costs without terminating employees. The following suggestions may seem extreme coming from the working environment of the past, but the intent is to retain valuable employees while companies remain profitable.

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It’s a good time to create a satisfied work force

March 23, 2009

(Editor's note: This is the second installment of a two-part series.)

In the upcoming months, legislation known as the Employee Free Choice Act may be enacted by congress. While this is viewed by many as "pro-union," the following expresses ways companies can be "pro-employee" and help retain an employee's "free choice" in the work place.

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Employer commitment to employees part of process

March 16, 2009

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part series.)

In the upcoming months, legislation known as the Employee Free Choice Act may be enacted by congress. While this is viewed by many as “pro-union,” the following expresses ways companies can be “pro-employee” and help retain an employee’s “free choice” in the work place.

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