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How to investigate cases
of employee misconduct

Several federal and state statutes, common law and company personnel policies impose on employers an obligation to investigate allegations of employee misconduct. Misconduct may include theft, illegal drug and alcohol use on the job, violence against co-workers, harassment and discrimination. ...

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Non-Profit Report:
A Meal and More Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The mission of A Meal & More Inc. is to provide nutritious meals and caring friendship to needy people in a safe environment. Since 1979, meals have been served on a continuous ...

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Kodak’s decision may cause
ripples

There is not an immediately obvious link between the drop in Eastman Kodak Co.’s stock price after its recent quarterly earnings report, Kodak’s shift to a self-insured plan for its benchmark employee health benefit, and federal approval for New York’s ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Cancer Action Inc.

Cancer Action Inc. is dedicated to delivering highly responsive prevention, education, support and wellness programs to those affected by cancer. Cancer Action’s goal is a better-informed and healthier population. For 38 years Cancer Action has served the communities in Monroe ...

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The Business Archive:
Writing new chapters for a grand old story

Sometimes history repeats itself.” So says Cynthia Howk after recounting the nearly two-century biography of the northwest corner of Main and State streets in downtown Rochester. When Col. Nathaniel Rochester first established himself west of the Genesee River, that site ...

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Computer telephony has advantages
for offices

Computers and telephones; phones and computers: vital tools for any business. You need both of them– and hooking them together can have many benefits. This column is the second of a series about the marriage of computer and phone–computer telephony. ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Children’s Memorial Scholarship Fund

NON-PROFIT REPORT A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Children’s Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1919. It is a living memorial to Rochester public-school students who have, from the time of World War I, served in the ...

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Management service organizations
must provide value

“When it comes to business, you have to lead, follow or get out of the way.” –Lee Iaccoca Three major industries in the United States have yet to experience significant restructuring and reform. Health care, education and government have not ...

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Collaborating competitors
redefine marketing

An important job of marketing has always been to gain an advantage over the competition. This is difficult to do if you have regular communication with your competitors, allow them to be involved with your new-product developments, or make them ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The League of Women Voters

NON-PROFIT REPORT: A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 and is a non-partisan political organization. It encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy ...

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Monitoring of worker e-mail
reduces liability risk

For 40 million American workers, e- mail is an efficient means of communicating a substantial amount of information to many people. Computer files such as financial reports, summaries and marketing plans can be attached to an e-mail message and sent ...

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It’s wrong to blame attorneys
for Medicaid mess

Congress’ latest approach to the vexing problem of financing long-term care is a variant on Shakespeare’s line from “Henry VI: Part II” that first, “let’s kill all the lawyers.” One section of the budget reconciliation measure working its way through ...

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Communication basics shape
work interaction

When I was growing up, my family prided itself on the lively discussions we had after vacuuming up dinner in 10 minutes. Our “discussions” were something to behold. Even behind closed doors the neighbors often could hear the noise as ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Worker Ownership Resource Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Worker Ownership Resource Center Inc. is a “community development corporation that is dedicated to empowering low-income and other disadvantaged people to participate in the local economies through the creation of business ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Sojourner House

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Sojourner Hall for Women Inc., better known as Sojourner House, “provides transitional housing and intensive counseling to low-income women, including women with children, who desire to develop stable, independent and productive lifestyles.” ...

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