California program to entice hiring falls short

Four years after Gov. Jerry Brown launched his signature program to boost California jobs by awarding tax credits to the businesses that create them, most expected jobs have yet to materialize, writes Judy Lin, of CALmatters. And an independent analyst warns that some of the governor’s incentives may inadvertently be picking winners and losers. VC […]

Is PEO option right for you?

Finding a professional employer organization that specializes in your industry niche is the easy part. The harder and more important aspect is finding the one that aligns with your unique business needs, writes Turlock, California insurance broker Nelson Aldrich. It helps to take a look at some of the most common features offered by PEOs. […]

Logging company owner sentenced for $83K theft

The 56-year-old former owner of an upstate New York logging company has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for unlawfully collecting more than $80,000 in workers’ compensation. Prosecutors say he lied about an injury he said he sustained while working at a Syracuse construction firm in 2013, but did logging work for […]

Fireman sues employer of men he tried to save

A Key Largo, Florida fireman who attempted to save three utility workers in an underground manhole in January is suing their employers for negligence. Among the allegations is that no one on the jobsite told firefighters that the workers had succumbed to a fatal combination of hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide before they entered the […]