Building service contractors need to sweat the details, whether it's a request for proposal, regular updates for existing clients or documenting approvals, according to executives and consultants. Sharing your industry affiliations and credentials "goes a long way with impressing the customer and explaining why certain products and procedures are worth the price," says Mickey Crowe of CleenTech Consulting Group.
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The House of Representatives passed The Paycheck Fairness Act -- a bill aiming to increase workplace protections for female workers and close the gender pay gap. The bill makes it illegal for employers to seek salary history information when recruiting and protects workers who discuss their salaries, and President Joe Biden stated, "Closing the gender pay gap is more than just an economic imperative -- it's a moral imperative as well."
A new Virginia overtime wage law could lead to employer liability when employees are misclassified as exempt, as a higher regular rate of pay will be used to determine damages, Brian Muse writes. In addition, the law extends the limitation for wage and hour claims from two years to three, regardless of whether a violation was willful.
Facebook has expanded its Business Suite functionality with various composing, scheduling and posting controls for Instagram and Facebook Stories, features for managing leads and in-advertisement "Call Now" buttons. The social platform is also running a US test within consumer News Feeds that lets users find businesses related to subjects that interest them.
Process matters more than outcome if you want to learn from your decisions and create sustained success, writes Wally Bock. "Once you know how something came out, it's human nature to rearrange your memory so that you look better than you were," he writes.
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