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When William Nuti left his job as Cisco Systems’ senior vice president in 2002 to take the helm of Symbol Technologies, board members warned him that he’d be facing “issues.” But it was much worse than that.
Most people never heard of Gary Kelly until one of his planes slid off the runway at Chicago’s Midway Airport in December. But Kelly has been cleaning up after crashes for a while. For Kelly, leadership means getting the team behind you.
For a while now, General Electric’s top dogs have been studying companies they admire, like Dell and Toyota, seeing how they do things and trying to figure out exactly what propels them to the leading edge. The GE group settled on five “growth leadership traits” common to all of those top companies … and copied them, of course.
With obesity having established itself as public health enemy No. 1, it's no wonder that employers are putting themselves on the scales and weighing their own responsibilities.
Experts note that the meth boom is different in important respects from other substance-abuse issues in the workplace, and employ­ers need to be aware of the facts. Here's what you need to know:
In one of the first cases to deal with the viewing of child pornography in the workplace, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that a company could be liable for damages suffered by innocent third parties — which can be anyone, not just a child — where the company failed to investigate reports that an employee was viewing pornography online at work.
We have one word for you: plastic.
In the waning days of last year, the president inked the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005. This new legislation, following close on the heels of the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act (KETRA), includes various tax measures benefiting victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
Each year, Congress and the IRS throw a few new ingredients into the tax-return stew. Here are some key tax-law changes that will affect your 2005 business returns.
Sadly, the bonus depreciation rules have expired. That means you’re stuck with regular depreciation deductions under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), which requires you to write off business equipment over several years. Don’t despair.