Culture, like brand, is misunderstood and often discounted as a touchy-feely component of business that belongs to HR. It's not intangible or fluffy, it's not a vibe or the office décor. It's one of the most important drivers that has to be set or adjusted to push long-term, sustainable success.
Swatch wants to clean Costco's clock over U.S. copyright
infringement. Medical schools want the IRS to categorize residents as
students to skirt Social Security and Medicare taxes. In other words:
business as usual for this year's docket. Sure to garner national
attention is Chamber of Commerce v. Candelaria, a case
challenging the Legal Arizona Workers Act, which requires businesses to
verify workers' documentation and punishes employers for "knowingly or
intentionally" hiring undocumented immigrants (an estimated 10% of the
Arizona workforce). -- RA
Greenpeace gets a lot of flack for its aggressive, embarrassing campaigns against corporations, but the simple truth is that they often work. That's why we have some hope that the organization's most recent campaign, which derides Costco's lack of sustainable seafood policies, could result in real changes.