A commodity approach for manufacturing is good. On the other hand, a commodity approach for marketing is bad. If the consumer views your product as a commodity, your product is just the same as anybody else’s product, and the consumer buys on price alone. The key is to differentiate yourself.
In just a few days millions more American workers will be eligible for overtime, thanks to a new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule that takes effect on Dec. 1. And the estimated 4 million workers who become are just the beginning — every three years, the pay levels will automatically update.
Major natural disasters, like hurricanes and storms, can cause significant financial damage to businesses, often leading to a temporary shutdown, or even putting them out of business altogether. Because natural disasters can’t be prevented or anticipated, planning for them is crucial.
For employers with a union workforce — or a workforce that could unionize — complying with the National Labor Relations Act is an ongoing headache. That headache will only intensify thanks to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency responsible for regulating labor law.
In reading a recent article by The NEWS’ long-time refrigeration columnist, Joe Marchese, titled “Ice Breaker: Do It Right - Clean, Dry, and Tight,” I realized that two out of three of those items apply to advertising. Clean and tight are essential to do it right.
Elections often stir up passionate feelings — and that seems to be particularly true this year. As politicians and voters gear up for Tuesday, Nov. 8, employers may not know that their workers have certain rights when it comes to elections, and corporations even have rights of their own.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in early June about the increased number of Legionnaires’ disease cases and the need for building water management certainly caught the attention of the media.