By Tod C. Gurney | Published August 30, 2016 | | |
From company credit cards to company cars, and company cell phones to company email accounts, employers these days provide it all to their employees, and while such perks are mostly appreciated, they can come with their pitfalls, such as their subjectivity to employer monitoring. When an employer provides an employee with a credit card, cell Read MoreRead More
We see it in movies all the time—a key employee is enticed away from his or her current position by a competitor who promises a bigger salary, better benefits package, and a cushier office. In return, however, the competitor wants insider information about the employee’s former company. They want to know about potential new customers, Read MoreRead More
It is rare that an individual will go an entire year without getting sick, and whether we like it or not, chances are that if we fall ill, it will be on a workday. This is an irrefutable fact of life that not even the strictest of employers can argue with, which is why most Read MoreRead More
Today’s women want it all: The career, the marriage, the house, and yes, the family. And they can have it all, with some juggling, multitasking, and super-human willpower. Unfortunately, some individuals may find it difficult to achieve both personal and professional success, and if they fail in one area, they may feel slighted, especially if Read MoreRead More
When homebuyers invest in a brand new home, they expect that home to be essentially perfect and free from defects. Unfortunately, even new homes come with their fair share of problems, mostly because someone—be it the general contractor or the developer—tried to save money by cutting corners or skimping on materials during the building process. Read MoreRead More
In 1998, Dow Corning was sued for $4.2 billion by 170,000 customers claiming that their silicone breast implants ruptured, causing bodily harm, scleroderma, or death. Because of the outstanding number of cases against the company, Dow Corning settled for $3.2 billion (CNN Money). In December of 1998, Owens Corning Corp. had approximately 176,000 product liability Read MoreRead More
You may hear people say: “Join a union because you cannot be fired,” or “Union members have job security for life.” While neither of these statements is true, it is true that it can be more difficult to terminate a union employee than it is to terminate a non-union worker. The United States is an Read MoreRead More
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