Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello has appointed members of a new legislative study commission who will be in charge of reviewing existing state laws and recent federal policy recommendations meant to protect individuals against sexual harassment in the workplace.
The controversy over the pro-Trump scripted news promotion read in Providence on air by Frank Coletta and Alison Bologna and other Sinclair Broadcasting news staff across the country has dominated the media and the White House on Monday.
Media experts across the country are voicing horror about WJAR’s parent company — Sinclair Broadcasting — having its news anchors and reporters across the country voiceover a corporate message that sounds much like language often used by President Donald Trump. In Providence, this carefully crafted message was read in the Rhode Island market by WJAR’s Frank Coletta and Alison Bologna.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that final regulations updating the process requirements for claims involving disability benefit determinations will take effect on April 2, 2018. These new rules require all ERISA-governed plans that provide disability benefits to make significant modifications to the way disability benefit claims are reviewed and decided.
Providence Journal reporter Jacqueline Tempera tweeted this week that “Friday is her last day @projo.” She is just the latest to leave the newspaper. In the past few months Jennifer Bogdan left to go to work for the press office of Governor Gina Raimondo, Sportswriter Tim Britton departed for a national sports site, and Kate Bramson left to serve as policy director for Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. The Projo which once had a newsroom of 300 plus in the 1980s, now employs between 10 and 15 news reporters.
Amazon is blamed for crushing many of the biggest brick and mortar retailers in America. Now, the company is eating its own. Now reports are emerging that Amazon is slashing Whole Food staffers in New England and in other regions. Whole Foods was just purchased in June by Amazon and the deal is expected to transform how America buys their food. The deal was greenlighted in August by the Federal Trade Commission.
Megan Decker, the President and COO of G Media joined GoLocal LIVE’s Business Monday and discussed the recent controversies hitting both Facebook and Google. Earlier on Monday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it was investigating Facebook.
With increasing leave laws, and employee requests, more workers than ever are taking time off. Not only does this put added pressure on HR staff to meet legal requirements, but they also have to make sure sufficient employees are available at all times to protect morale.
Love him or hate him, no one can argue that President Trump is not fond of making brash policy moves. His latest, the imposition of tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports, is one that I dislike – a lot.
One thing for sure is Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has never run a small business. He does not understand cash flow or making payroll. For the past three years, his lack of business experience has exposed itself in the cruelest expressions — a