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Provisions of OSHA electronic reporting rule pushed back (access required)

Officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration say they plan to push back the enforcement date of certain parts of a new rule requiring employers to electronically submit records of workplace injuries and illnesses. The agency said July 13 it would ...

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Survey identifies the time-wasters at work (access required)

When Express Employment Professionals asked “What is the biggest waste of your time on a daily basis?” interruptions by employees and co-workers were the top response. In a survey of 2,000 businesses, 21 percent identified constant interruptions by employees/co-workers as ...

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OSHA to increase penalties Aug. 1

Contractors and other businesses have a month to brace themselves for a federal rule that will jack OSHA penalty amounts up by 78 percent. The change has long been expected but was only made official with the U.S. Department of ...

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NAR report finds influx of younger Realtors

The age and experience levels of Realtors is decreasing, resulting in a drop in median incomes industry wide. Those are part of the findings of the 2016 National Association of Realtors member profile, which discovered that association members’ median age ...

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Commercial real estate study: Gender gap persists in top posts (access required)

More women than ever before are working in senior vice president, managing director and partner roles in commercial real estate. But a significant income gap persists across the industry, particularly in C-Suite —senior executive level — positions, according to the ...

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Study yields insights into attorneys’ mental health, substance abuse (access required)

Since its release last month, a groundbreaking study into attorneys’ mental health and substance abuse has had little trouble making itself known throughout the legal profession. Still the effects of the study — the first to examine attorneys’ mental health ...

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Number of jobless construction workers hits new low (access required)

The number of unemployed construction workers nationwide in February was at its lowest point since 2000, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began a regular household survey of unemployed construction workers. Construction firms added 19,000 workers in February, according to ...

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Construction material prices fall for 14th straight month (access required)

Construction material prices continued trekking downward in January, according to a national association representing mostly non-union contractors. The Associated Builders and Contractors, in an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, reported that construction input prices fell by 0.6 percent ...

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ABC reports slowdown in nonresidential construction spending (access required)

A nationwide trade association reported Jan. 29 that nonresidential construction spending decreased by 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. That marked the first time spending of that sort has contracted since the third quarter of 2012, according to ...

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Whole Foods plans layoffs (access required)

Whole Foods Market plans 1,500 layoffs nationwide. Whole Foods plans to cut the jobs over the next two months as part of efforts to provide lower prices for customers and invest in technology upgrades. The company said in a Sept. ...

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