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Drying Out The South
How to deal with cleaning up after a major hurricane
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:59

Bill Pushes for Increase in Wages

Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. has put forth a bill that would immediately increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour, requiring all nonexempt employers to...

Accumulating fans is one thing, but keeping them engaged in a way that has quantifiable results is another. Worse, once you lose engagement, your EdgeRank score -- Facebook's algorithm for determining how content is featured in the News Feed – drops. As a result...

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 09:48

Paycheck Fairness Act Defeated in Senate

The Paycheck Fairness Act was defeated last week, as expected, by a Republican filibuster. The bill, aimed at combatting disparities in pay among men and women, would have barred retaliation by employers against workers who inquired about such disparities.

Jonathan Segal provides ten tips to help employers protect themselves from wage-and-hour suits. His recent article in Fortune magazine details the drastic increase in...

INDUSTRY REVIEW: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

It was the kind of year in which BSCs see great promise for the years to come. The industry has endured the recession well and has even used it to its advantage, as budget challenges force more facilities—from school districts to hospitals—to switch from in-house cleaning and maintenance to contracting.

Many people do not realize just how serious the issue of secondary infections is in health care facilities. Variously known as nosocomial infections, health care acquired infections (HCAI), or hospital acquired infections, these mostly preventable health problems are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

One of the most common questions I have received over the years regarding equipment is how to make it last longer. It seems everyone is looking for a magical formula to solve their maintenance issues and allow their equipment to run for years on end.

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