Denver's city council delayed until next week a vote on a new five-year contract with ISS Facilities Services, the janitorial company that for years has serviced Denver International Airport. Triangle Services filed a letter of protest after being turned down for the $115 million contract.
The Durkin Co. has filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract against the city of Leominster, Mass., after the company's custodial contract for cleaning the schools was terminated months ahead of schedule.
The National Labor Relations Board may need to cut payroll and restructure to cope with the potential for lower funding in the future, said General Counsel Peter Robb. Robb's statement came before Congress passed a spending agreement and President Donald Trump released his own budget proposal.
Transparency and smart training are among top ways to boost employee motivation and retention, writes Keiko Kay Hirai, owner of Studio 904 Hair Design and Spa. Hirai urges employers to stay friendly with departing employees and to be open to rehiring people who are trained but left for personal reasons.
More employers are using tools such as online skill assessments and job auditions to improve hiring, according to a LinkedIn survey of recruiters and hiring managers. Companies are also trying to boost a sense of inclusion among employees, instead of focusing only on increasing diversity.
Making direct payments to subcontractors may seem like a good arrangement, but contractors need to understand the pros and cons, an attorney writes. The practice can be convenient, but extra payments can arise in cases of insolvency.
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