The labor law group at Bass Berry & Sims — whose shiny new downtown digs are off limits because of the water — have some guidelines for business owners looking to manage the liability of having their employees take part in flood relief efforts.
Those employers wishing to pay for such volunteer efforts by their employees but also avoid any associated liability may want to consider offering all employees an extra PTO day or extra days, with the communication that in light of the historic nature of the flood, the employer is awarding all of its employees the extra paid time, understanding that many are taking time off to either deal with personal circumstances or assist others in need.
May 6, 2010 12:58 PM
Jim Greer, a former consultant with sports architects Populous and assistant GM of what is now the Bridgestone Arena, has joined Revenue Source Group to direct its energy-efficiency and sustainability work. Revenue Source squeezes savings out of companies' utility, operations and insurance budgets.
May 3, 2010 1:41 PM
Jeff Cornwall isn't at all sure the relatively rosy big-company picture will translate into good things for the entrepreneurial sector.
While I would like to join on "the recovery is here bandwagon", I remain very cautious. The GDP growth that seemed to signal early signs of recovery is sputtering.
May 3, 2010 7:33 AM
Manufacturing and marketing veteran John J. Smith has opened the doors to Effective Training & Coaching LLC in Maryland Farms. The company offers a range of leadership and team-oriented services.
“We find that companies may consider employee outside training programs for a variety of reasons: when they need to implement changes, motivate people, increase productivity or decrease turnover [...] To determine the best training opportunity, you need to assess what the company needs and select the training program that provides the best solutions.”
Apr 26, 2010 7:20 AM
Our colleagues at BusinessTN have again teamed up with The Best Companies Group to find the best employers in the Volunteer State. Five of the 11 honorees have large local operations, with Pinnacle Financial Partners and Mars Petcare leading the way.
Apr 20, 2010 10:55 AM
A month after Communications Workers of America members approved a contract to replace one that had expired last year, AT&T's wireless subsidiary and the union have hammered out a tentative deal that covers more than 11,000 people across the Southeast.
Apr 19, 2010 7:10 AM
The NFIB's latest small-biz sentiment survey is bleak. In short, the demand just will not materialize.
Plans to add to inventories were unchanged at a negative 7 percent of all firms (seasonally adjusted) – still more owners planning to reduce stocks than planning new orders. Only a pick-up in sales will turn this around. Seasonally unadjusted, 13 percent plan to add to stocks while 15 percent will reduce them.SEE ALSO: Just how low the NFIB's readings are on a historical basis
Apr 15, 2010 8:08 AM
Jennifer Levitz at The Wall Street Journal takes a close look at the Southern Baptist Convention's new plan — labeled as "its largest strategy shift in 30 years" — to recruit new members in the Northeast and West. It's a push that has some in the convention's southern heartland feeling a bit pushed out.
A preliminary report by the task force calls for phasing out longstanding funding agreements to established Southern Baptist state conventions in order to spend the money in places where there are fewer churches. "If we are going to reach a major city like New York City, we need an explosion in church planting to occur," says the report. ... "I am all for getting as many resources as you can to the un-reached but you can't forget about the base and the foundation," says Bill Mackey, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Apr 14, 2010 9:30 AM