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American workers forfeiting more vacation days, study says (access required)

Although Americans are earning more vacation days at their workplace, that doesn’t mean they’re using them. A new study by Washington, D.C.-based Project Time Off says American workers left 222 million vacation days unused or forfeited last year under companies’ ...

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Q & A: How will a Trump presidency affect employers? (access required)

The law firm Fisher Phillips consulted its partners that specialize in various sectors of the labor industry to determine how employers could be most affected by a Trump presidency. Ed Harold, regional managing partner of Fisher Phillips in New Orleans, ...

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University researchers weigh in on problematic employees (access required)

High-performing but rebellious employees can bring out the jerk in almost any supervisor, according to research from Oklahoma State University. Oklahoma State associate professor of management Rebecca Greenbaum’s research, “I Just Can’t Control Myself: A Self-Regulation Perspective on the Abuse ...

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Law firms and upcoming changes to overtime rules

New federal overtime rules may affect law firms more in the advice they give than in any changes they make to their own operations. New guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor effective in Decem­ber will push the minimum salary ...

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Construction industry employment hits eight-year high in September

Employment in the U.S. construction industry rose to its highest point in nearly eight years in September and wages increased by 2.8 percent over what they were a year ago. Construction employers have said they would hire more people if ...

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Bank, credit union branches decline in Idaho (access required)

The bank branching environment has realigned significantly since the recession, with large banks cutting more while gaining asset share nationally. Meanwhile, Idaho has seen a decline in the total number of bank and credit union branches. During the past decade, ...

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Most small businesses barely saving money, study shows (access required)

As Federal Reserve officials gather to issue their monthly assessment of the world’s largest economy, a new study lays bare the extent to which many small firms are pressed for cash. “Most small businesses are operating on very small margins,” ...

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Industry had plenty of work to keep it busy in 2Q (access required)

Busy times for the auto industry propelled an oft-cited measure of how much work construction companies have under contract to its highest level on record last quarter. The Associated Builders & Contractors, a group that mostly represents nonunion companies, reported ...

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Architecture billings were down in July (access required)

Demand for architecture services in the U.S. dipped slightly from June to July, but it was still in positive territory for the sixth consecutive month, according to the American Institute of Architects. AIA’s Architecture Billings Index for July was 51.5, ...

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Number of commercial realtors jumps nationally (access required)

The median annual income and number of sales transactions of National Association of Realtors commercial members decreased slightly as the number of new members significantly increased in 2015, according to the 2016 NAR Commercial Member Profile. The number of commercial ...

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