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April 19, 2012: ACCA Teams With Federated Insurance to Provide New Business Resources for Members

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has teamed with Federated Insurance to offer ACCA members six new workplace safety resources for free. Federated Insurance developed and produced the new programs to help ACCA members implement safety and human resources best practices in their businesses.


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How to Terminate Employees

Legal Tips for Firing and Laying Off Staff
By William J. Lynott
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It’s a dreadful responsibility, but almost every contractor will eventually come face to face with the disagreeable task of terminating one or more employees. As difficult as the task may be, fiscal reality sometimes makes employee layoffs unavoidable.


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You Do Need to Reinvent the Wheel

By Kyle Gargaro
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Are you, as an HVACR contractor, making a conscious effort to consistently reinvent your business? Don’t be deterred by the trouble Mitt Romney is having consistently reinventing himself; it works better for a business than a presidential candidate. Trust me.


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When Employees Rant Online: NLRB Weighs in on Workers’ Rights and Social Media

By Richard D. Alaniz
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If one of your employees calls her boss an insulting or obscene name on her Facebook page, you might think you could fire her without fear of reprisal. But you could be wrong. One company found itself in exactly that situation.


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Unified Group Hosts Forum

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The Unified Group hosted its 14th Service Management Forum, Jan. 22-25. The three-day session focused on leadership, people skills, improving operational efficiency, and sales and client retention.


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Safe Hiring Initiatives Protect Consumers and Contractors

By Craig Reilly
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Recognizing the depth of consumer concern and its potential impact on their business, many service contractors have initiated employee screening processes to avoid hiring staff who may be convicted felons or registered sex offenders. These are generally described within the HVAC industry as safe hiring programs.


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Nexstar Accepting Scholarship Applications

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The Nexstar® Legacy Foundation is accepting applications for management and technician focused scholarships.


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Feb. 24, 2012: Nexstar Is Accepting Scholarship Applications

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The Nexstar® Legacy Foundation is accepting applications for management and technician focused scholarships. The foundation is planning to award $42,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical industries.


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Pippins v. KPMG: What One Employment Litigation Case Could Mean for Your Company

By Richard D. Alaniz
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Any employer who has faced potential class-action wage-and-hour lawsuits knows what a headache they can be. Due to a recent court ruling, employers have a lot more to worry about. That case, Pippins v. KPMG, has caused tremendous turmoil and confusion among those who follow employment litigation and electronic discovery.


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Prepare to Run Your Business

By Butch Welsch
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Do you arrive at the office each morning prepared to accomplish a list of goals you have set for yourself? Or are you the type who arrives full of energy for the day ahead and gets caught up immediately in a minor problem that sidetracks you until the day is half gone and you have not really accomplished much of anything? 


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