Governor’s News Conference 03/29/2020

Governor Raimondo and Commerce Secretary, Stefan Pryor, on their daily update expressed their support of the efforts of the manufacturing community.  Manufacturers are taking the lead on how best to protect their employees and setting a high bar.  All manufacturers are working to meet the RI DOH protocols or surpass those requirements for a healthy [...]

2020-03-31T14:12:59+00:00March 31st, 2020|

VIBCO Vibrators taking care of their employees during the COVID-19

Owner: Karl Wadensten Karl Wadensten is always taking care of his employees especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Karl hands out personnel hand sanitizer to everyone Courtesy of sons of Liberty Whiskey distiller. VIBCO Vibrators is getting out the personnel hand sanitizer to their workers and families. Also, VIBCO Vibrators had Monroe dairy coming there for years and [...]

2020-03-27T16:09:38+00:00March 27th, 2020|

Printable Assorted Sizes of Signs

To help our members and other businesses at this time along with Meridian Printing we have made up PDF signs for use in your facility. Print them out & Laminate. We also suggest that you do NOT let a driver making deliveries into your facility such as UPS, FedEx or a truck driver delivering items to [...]

2020-04-02T14:21:43+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

News from Smith Hill – March 2020

State House has begun hearings on various legislation We will monitor those pieces of legislation that will have a negative impact on our membership.  We have already testified at the House Finance Committee in support of Real Jobs and also in support of various programs being presented by CommerRI such as the RI ReBuild program. [...]

2020-03-03T13:39:33+00:00March 3rd, 2020|

PMPA – March 2020

New Joint Employer Rule Fisher Phillips has provided the following  update on the new JointEmployment Rule: The National Labor Relations Board just published a final rule that willsoon fundamentally alter the definition of joint employment, making it moredifficult for businesses to be held legally responsible for alleged laborlaw violations by staffing companies, franchisees, and other [...]

2020-03-02T20:12:48+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

Web-based resources you may find useful for your organization as you monitor, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak

Please find a number of web-based resources you may find useful for your organization as you monitor, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak: The primary websites for COVID-19-related information from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):   CDC: WHO: A very important website to monitor for [...]

2020-03-02T16:50:40+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

Prevent the Spread of the Flu and Other Viruses

Because human coronaviruses most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, Rhode Islanders are reminded to take the same measures that healthcare providers recommend annually to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses. Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same.Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm [...]

2020-03-02T16:46:28+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

American Machinist – March 2020

Enterprise software developer IFS released a research study involving 600 ERP executives and managers in a wide variety of business sectors worldwide, revealing that an overwhelming majority — about 90% of the total — have some plans to implement artificial intelligence (AI) in their organizations. Industrial automation us the most likely object of AI investment, [...]

2020-03-02T16:43:39+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

NAM – March 2020

The unemployment rate remained near 50-year lows, even after inching up from 3.5% to 3.6%. Encouragingly, the rise in the unemployment rate stemmed from an acceleration in the labor market participation rate, up from 63.2% to 63.4%, the best reading since June 2013. Nonfarm payrolls increased by a solid 225,000 in January. Yet, manufacturing employment [...]

2020-03-02T16:43:51+00:00March 2nd, 2020|
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