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Telework Legal Issues Still Need To Be Resolved
in Work At Home

Telework Legal Issues Still Need To Be Resolved

A telecommuter, preparing lunch in her kitchen, was attacked by a neighbor. She claimed she was due workers’ compensation benefits for her injuries, but the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled otherwise. “Generally, for an injury to ‘arise out of’ employment, it must emanate from a peculiar danger or risk inherent to the nature of the employment. Thus, ‘an injury purely coincidental, or contemporaneous, or collateral, with the employment...

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28 Jul 2010
Political Headwind Slows Recovery
in Economy

Political Headwind Slows Recovery

Kate used to teach entrepreneurship at Temple University when Bill Dunkelberg was Dean of the School of Business. Today he’s Chief Economist for the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Kate was attracted to him then, and everyone is now because he speaks the truth – even when it’s information some don’t want to hear. Dunkelberg writes: “An increasing number of news reports and articles blame “uncertainty”...

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26 Jul 2010
Telecommuters Happy To Work 19 Hours Longer
in Corporate Telecommuting, News Summary, Work At Home, Work-Life Balance

Telecommuters Happy To Work 19 Hours Longer

Studies we’ve reviewed show that telecommuters’  work/life balance is better than office workers, and they work longer hours. Now researchers from Brigham Young University have put some numbers on it. BYU researchers analyzed data from 24,436 IBM employees in 75 countries, looking for the point when employees reported that work interfered with personal and family life. “For office workers on a regular schedule, the breaking...

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26 Jul 2010
in Corporate Telecommuting

Want More Profits? Send Your Workers Home

Want More Profits? Send Your Workers Home By: Carol Tice – Entrepreneur.com| July 22, 2010 10:30 AM | Comment There’s a federal drive on to have more workers stay home from the office. Both houses of Congress recently passed new bills that would stiffen the requirements for federal agencies on telework. But remote workers aren’t just for big government departments. A new study from the...

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23 Jul 2010
The Old Model Is Broken, What Will Work In Its Place?
in Home Based Business, Technology, Work At Home

The Old Model Is Broken, What Will Work In Its Place?

If you interested in starting a media-oriented home-based business you’ll find a blog post by Clay Shirky stimulating, to say the least. Shirky is a guru of new media, someone who’s as comfortable discussing 15th-century publishing technology as he is 21st-century social media. Writing about the demise of newspapers he asks, “… “If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” The...

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21 Jul 2010
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