America's largest janitorial company faces new allegations of sexual abuse

Workers say ABM still looking away, years after agreeing to make improvementsThe largest janitorial company in the United States, ABM Industries Inc., is facing new charges that it ignores sexual abuse in the workplace. The company settled three previous law suits by the federal government, promising each time to improve its approach to allegations of [...]

By |2018-01-29T20:05:39+00:00January 29th, 2018|News|

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

Law targets sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace.Effective January 1, 2018, Oregon amended its labor contracting law to require those organizations that employ workers for the purpose of providing janitorial or cleaning services to other parties (i.e., building service contractors, residential cleaning service providers) to: Be licensed as a Property Services Contractor by [...]

ISSA and RAI restructure their agreement to foster global expansion

ISSA and RAI to rebrand their family of showsNorthbrook, IL, USA―December 20, 2017― ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and RAI Amsterdam, owner of “INTERCLEAN” the global independent trade show platform, announced today that they have restructured their agreement. The new agreement will allow both organizations to thrive in the global marketplace.  ISSA and RAI [...]

By |2017-12-20T15:57:27+00:00December 20th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Update on tax reform: contact your Senators today!

S-Corporations and LLCs would be subject to a significantly higher effective tax rate than C-Corporations, placing them at a substantial competitive disadvantage.Republican leaders continue to court support among rank-and-file senators for their tax legislation, with the possibility of a vote on proceeding to the measure today. The Budget Committee yesterday approved the bill (S. 1) on [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:23:08+00:00November 29th, 2017|News, Press Release|

ISSA refutes RAI Amsterdam’s termination of alliance

ISSA is currently consulting with its legal team to resolve this dispute.Northbrook, IL, USA―November 7, 2017― ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, unambiguously rejects RAI Amsterdam (RAI)’s claim that the long-standing alliance between ISSA and its “INTERCLEAN” trade show partner, RAI, is terminated. On Friday, November 3, 2017, RAI submitted a letter to ISSA indicating [...]

By |2017-11-09T23:24:19+00:00November 9th, 2017|News, Press Release|

ServiceMonster announces partnership with SoftWash Systems

The integration extends ServiceMonster’s CRM and marketing automation capabilities to SoftWash Systems users.Bellingham, WA – ServiceMonster, a field service SaaS company who provides field service industry professionals with an all-in-one business solution, today announced a partnership with SoftWash Systems, an all-chemical cleaning method and network of companies. This new agreement enables SoftWash Systems’ businesses to [...]

By |2017-10-31T20:37:58+00:00October 31st, 2017|News, Office Cleaning, Press Release|

NLRB charges Handy with misclassification of workers

Workers allege Handy violated wage and hour lawsThe National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against the on-demand maid service Handy, charging that the company's workers are employees and not independent contractors. The company may settle with employees, as Uber and Lyft have done, or the case could eventually end up in federal court. [...]

By |2017-09-15T21:46:11+00:00September 15th, 2017|News, Technology|

Advice for cleaning businesses going through Hurricane Harvey

An interview with Ellen Folks of Guarantee GirlsThis week cleaning professionals around the country began rallying around our friends in Texas as they face the ongoing disaster of Hurricane Harvey. As flooding continues in eastern Texas and western Louisiana, some in the industry have already begun raising money for colleagues in crisis. Among those affected [...]

By |2017-08-30T19:26:52+00:00August 30th, 2017|News, Operations, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|

Voting now open for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Awards

Program recognizes the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services.ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce that voting is now open for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program at www.issa.com/vote. The program recognizes the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry distributors, building service contractors, in-house service [...]

By |2017-07-13T17:32:50+00:00July 13th, 2017|Association News, News, Press Release|

Missouri to lower St. Louis minimum wage from $10 to $7.70

State preemption law to kick in August 28, blocking city ordinanceMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) has announced that he will neither sign nor veto a bill that prevents local municipalities from setting the minimum wage. The governor's decision will allow the new state law to take effect, rendering a previous increase passed by the City [...]

By |2017-07-06T15:10:00+00:00July 6th, 2017|News, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|
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