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CARB Grants 2011

By |2017-05-19T11:47:23-08:00February 23rd, 2011|Blog|

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has initiated its second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology that significantly reduces smog-forming and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program will provide vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis to help California fleets purchase fuel-efficient hybrid medium- and heavy-duty [...]

New 2012 Budget

By |2011-02-16T10:55:00-08:00February 16th, 2011|Blog|

The new 2012 budget includes a $129 billion for the first year of a six-year plan for the US Department of Transportation. It will put Americans to work repairing the bridges and repaving the roads we have now, while supporting the development of the new electric buses and high-speed rail lines of America’s future.  With [...]

Avoid Misclassification of Workers

By |2017-05-19T11:47:23-08:00February 10th, 2011|Blog|

Whether an individual working for you qualifies as an employee or an independent contractor is a question with no clear answer.  Often the employer’s decision on whether to classify an employee as exempt or non-exempt is based on a written job description. The classification decision is made by human resource personnel or even legal counsel [...]