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November 8, 2012
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  Industry Update 
  • Cleaning company sued over overtime pay
    A dozen Diversified Maintenance workers in Minnesota have filed a lawsuit against the employer, claiming they were denied overtime pay. The company has denied the allegations. The case has been opened up to other Diversified workers across several states, but the opt-in rate has been less than 1%. Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.) (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government Affairs 
  • Ga. high court: Firms can get injured workers' records from doctors
    Georgia's Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that blocked an employer from getting an injured worker's health records from a physician when the employee and her lawyer were not present. The high court said that "a complete prohibition on all ex parte communications would be inconsistent with the policy favoring full disclosure in workers compensation cases, as well as the goal of our workers compensation statute of providing equal access to relevant information within an efficient and streamlined proceeding so as not to delay the payment of benefits to an injured employee." Business Insurance (tiered subscription model) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • 3 financial thresholds that require companies to change
    Companies have to adjust their approach to operations as they grow and begin to generate more revenue, experts say. For example, once a company reaches the $10 million mark, they might need to introduce middle-management positions. After surpassing the $20 million threshold, a company must once again reconsider its organizational structure. "Gone are the days when the CEO could be involved in every transaction from office supplies to cold calls," Christopher Koch writes. "At $20 million, he or she can't even be involved in every major deal." B2C Marketing Insider (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why bosses need workers who'll answer back
    Nobody likes back talk, but bosses should actively encourage employees to talk back to them, says John Baldoni. It's more important to hear uncomfortable truths than to have workers try to protect your feelings, Baldoni explains. "The man or woman at the top of the pyramid must work hard to enable people to speak truth to power," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  BSCAI News 
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