If your company uses independent contractors or workers from staffing agencies, make sure your HR department has correctly identified whether they’re ‘common law’ employees based on the IRS definition.
There is a growing perception that our capitalist system is “rigged” toward the powerful and inaccessible to average citizens. Meanwhile, our political system has ground to a halt, mired in dysfunctional party politics and posturing. As a result, CEOs have generally disengaged from the ridiculousness that has become Washington, D.C. But leaving the battlefield does not mean the war has ended.
November’s midterm elections revealed that, more than five-years after the recession ended, Americans remain concerned about the economy. Companies can help by focusing on improving staff morale, loyalty and retention.
The midterm elections have put a few more CEOs in Congress, and some chiefs are expressing positive sentiment about having someone in office who understands their challenges and priorities.
CEOs are making availability and development of water resources a bigger interest and concern across the board as record-breaking drought continues in California, as the Colorado River Valley deals with supply issues, and as the future of water remains an issue in other regions, including Texas, the Great Plains and the Southeast.
Restaurant CEOs, who employ thousands of part-timers, have yet to solve the minimum wage dilemma and are still struggling with the issue of whether to raise wages above the minimum wage in their facilities.
Cronyism tips playing fields, derails innovation and—ultimately—breeds cynicism and downright outrage among the American public. But what’s to be done about it?
Does the perception of cronyism, overregulation and overtaxation hurt commerce, and what should business leaders do about it?
More and more business leaders are getting involved in politics in their local markets, and this upcoming election season boasts a plethora of them.
While the nation-state is far from dead, more and more regions are feeling encumbered—if not suffocated—by centralized control. A large body of empirical research has examined the relationship between the size of government and economic outcomes; and based on that research, the U.S. has much room to scale back.