Employers across Rhode Island should begin to revise their employment manuals, policies and information brochures in preparation for new statewide employee-leave requirements going into effect on Jan. 1.
Guest Column: Sheri L. Pizzi and Greg Vanden-Eykel
PROVIDENCE – A research scientist with The Miriam Hospital, who studies high-risk behaviors such as excessive drinking and unprotected sex, was honored Oct. 31 at the Lifespan Annual Research Celebration.
The odd hours and unexpected demands of a real estate agent mean the job is not for everyone, even those with a passion for property. For Susan Arnold, having to respond to a client call the night before her wedding convinced her to look for more predictable work and she found it in corporate purchasing with Pratt & Whitney. But after night school produced a law degree, Arnold was drawn back to real estate, first as legal counsel and eventually CEO of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, where her combination of corporate, legal and real estate experience was a good fit. Now in her second decade with the Realtors group, Arnold is trying to help her members negotiate challenges like the government shutdown and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. She says flood insurance in particular - with new maps and the phasing out of subsidized rates for old homes - has caused significant anxiety in the housing market.more
Last week, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, property insurer FM Global issued a whitepaper outlining the importance of assessing natural disaster risk for CEOs and business leaders.
BOSTON – A New York-based premium-financing provider has agreed to pay $160,000 to resolve allegations that it illegally canceled certain financed auto-insurance policies affecting approximately 100 Massachusetts customers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week.
Louis A. Gritzo, vice president, manager of research at FM Global, was recently awarded the 75th Anniversary Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Division for his dedicated service to the heat transfer community and contributions to the field.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.