Companies are most likely to be sued by employees in California and least likely to be targeted in a cluster of states that includes traditional union strongholds such as Michigan, according to a new study of the issue.
Caterpillar is one of the most far-flung companies in the world, with thousands of its high-priced excavators and earth movers digging holes and cleaning up debris for hundreds of public and private customers in dozens of countries at any given moment. So the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy-equipment giant is turning to social media in a variety of ways to tie that vast and sprawling community more tightly to its brand.
If your state has high business and personal taxes, if you’re challenged to find the best workforce, and if the quality of life there isn’t matching the culture you are trying to create among your employees, you may want to consider moving your company to Texas … or Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina or South Carolina. Those are the states that ranked as the top five in Chief Executive magazine’s 10th annual “Best & Worst States for Business” survey.