Ingrid Murray has grown Prospect Cleaning Service's annual revenue from less than $100,000 to nearly $450,000 in the dozen years since taking over. She cites several factors in her success, including timely and creative financing options, government contracts and being a member of BSCAI.
The building services contractor industry has strong leaders and strong small and midsize companies, although consolidation is also a trend, says Tom Kruse, president of BSCAI. One of his goals is "continuing to ensure that the relationship between BSCAI, the members and our vendor partners is a true win-win-win," he says.
Sanders Cleaning Service second-generation owner Michael Sanders said his father started the business 65 years ago in Uniontown, Pa., charging just $1 per window. Sanders took over in 1990, and the company now offers multiple lines of service through its 11 employees.
The franchise industry is pushing back against the expanded joint-employer standard, and a number of states have passed bills opposing the rule. "To all of a sudden say that franchisers are on the hook, or legally responsible, for the employment relationship between a franchisee and his or her employees would be inserting a level [of control] that doesn't exist," said IFA's Jeff Hanscom.
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled unanimously against a challenge to the constitutionality of Proposition 206, which raised the state's minimum wage and requires employers to provide paid sick leave. Business groups had said Proposition 206 ran afoul of the state constitution by failing to designate a funding source.
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If you can recognize and understand workplace conflicts, you can step in early and help resolve them before they get worse, Joel Garfinkle writes. Listen to both people, but be clear about what's acceptable and what's not.
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