Employers often find themselves entangled in employee lawsuits. In 1995-96, discharge and harassment were the top two types of suits filed. Companies can reduce the number of suits by adopting policies, including documenting each allegation.
Many small business owners wish to leave the business to their heirs at time of death. However, the death tax is sometimes so high that it cannot be paid, forcing the heirs either to sell or break up the business.
William C. Friday is one of those individuals who has found success in two different areas, as president of the University of North Carolina System and as host of the popular public television show \"North Carolina People.\"
Norris Tolson is the new secretary of commerce appointed by James B. Hunt at the start of his fourth term as governor. Tolson seeks not only to attract new businesses, but also to assist existing ones in selling their products.
North Carolina business relations span the globe; for example, twenty-four firms have offices in Hong Kong. Employees find foreign assignments an opportunity for career advancement, but dealing with new locales can bring loneliness and culture shock.