Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries often develop from some of the same extremely negative events that lead to so many spinal cord injuries. Both of these major insults to the human body are often caused by motor vehicle crashes, industrial incidents, oilfield incidents, falls, acts of violence, and sports injuries.
Ever since it was first established as a Department of Transportation agency in 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) primary mission has been “to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.”
Although most of us say that every employee deserves a fair wage, too many American workers keep coming up short – often due to employers who refuse to comply with all applicable wage laws. Fortunately, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 was passed so that employees would have clear-cut legal rights to receive fair wages, while also benefiting from other basic employee rights.
In May, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor updated and modernized the regulations governing the exemption of executive, administrative, and professional employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
How do we stay safe and keep our families safe when products we use are recalled for safety reasons? Safety recalls are very important for all of us. Rarely a week, or sometimes even a day, passes without news of some type of consumer product, medical product, medicine, automotive, or food recall.