As expected, 2015 has already provided some unexpected twists and turns within the energy markets that are sure to continue throughout the year.
However, before we explore forward market conditions, it helps to take a look back and benchmark some of the significant market events that still influence today’s prices.
A Look Inside The Redevelopment Process
In Buffalo, our historic architecture speaks to the growth of our industries, the impact it has had on our residential stock, and the eventual fall from that perch.
Western New York’s advanced manufacturing industry is growing tremendously.
According to reports, by 2020 it’s expected that due to retirements, 17,000 skilled workforce positions will be available in Advanced Manufacturing.
Welcome to the new world of labor relations.
On April 14, 2015, new union election rules from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) went into effect, signifying a dynamic shift in the way unionization efforts can play out in work places across the country.
Delegation is one of the ways that business owners and managers prioritize, develop employees and solve business problems.
Delegation happens often but sometimes fails.
What do you do if an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector arrives at your door and asks you to consent to an inspection of your workplace?
Are you required to consent? And what if you refuse?
Well, D-Day has arrived: this is the first work week that both FedEx and UPS will charge small package freight on the basis of dimensional weight. What this means is that cost will now be assessed on the greater of package weight or size on all shipments.
Seeing as how both FedEx and UPS announced this change in the summer, it should come as no surprise. Unfortunately, many companies that make package shipments via these small package specialists missed the announcement or somehow thought it wouldn’t apply to them.
Buffalo’s renaissance is driving an ongoing face-lift all over the city. With the tremendous amount of construction and development occurring, site owners and contractors should be familiar with the statutory liabilities imposed on them by New York’s Scaffold Law.
Whether structuring a deal, performing the work, or determining your insurance needs, understanding the special duties and obligations the Scaffold Law places on site owners and contractors is important.
Manufacturing is alive and well in Western New York. The local economy has a robust number of manufacturing companies in various industries with tremendous potential.
Regardless of the product being made, local manufacturers rely on sales to drive growth. However, if they only rely on sales within the U.S., then they miss out on substantial growth opportunities.