Last week United Way of Greater Portland unveiled ten-year goals for Cumberland County, headlined Thrive 2027. I was lucky to have been a part of the Steering Committee that helped shape the goals, but the real input came from community conversations with over 2,000 area residents from every walk of life, every age and every part of the County. Aided by experts on education, financial stability and health our group was able to set out three ambitious goals:
New federal overtime rules will redistribute available labor payroll – with unintended consequences
Last week as I listened to the discussion unfold around the new federal overtime rules I was struck by the widespread misunderstanding of just how increasing labor costs impact the workplace. But before we get to that, a couple of quick notes.