Overtime Rules Modernized

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.

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Is It Possible to Keep Up with Product Recalls?

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.

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Medical Fitness for Duty: NTSB Most Wanted List

Each year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issues their list of areas where safety can be improved. So what does “Medical Fitness for Duty” mean? This may not sound familiar, but essentially, this covers medical certification for public vehicle operators – including commercial pilots, railroad engineers, commercial drivers, and commercial ship captains.

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In their annual report, the NTSB takes aim at a number of areas where safety can be improved. This week, I’m focusing on “Disconnecting from Deadly Distractions.” I thought I would start this article with a few shocking statistics provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) …

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified reducing fatigue-related accidents as one of the goals for safety improvements for 2016. As noted by the NTSB, human fatigue is a serious issue affecting the safety of the traveling public and all modes of transportation.

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Information You Should Know Regarding Large Truck Crashes

Despite improvements in passenger vehicle safety, nothing can completely protect passengers from the catastrophic effects of a commercial trucking accident.

Commercial trucks include large trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds such as eighteen-wheelers, tractor-trailers, flatbed trucks, heavy trucks and tanker trucks. Each year more commercial trucks crowd onto the nation’s highways. In 2014, there were almost eleven million large trucks registered in the United States.

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Oil Field Workers: Your Rights to Overtime Pay

It is important to understand your employment rights as an oilfield worker. All workers, regardless of their industry, are entitled to fair and just compensation by their employers. The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted to protect the rights of all workers to ensure that they are fairly compensated for all hours worked, including overtime hours.

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Amazing Advancement for Paralysis Patient

Five years ago, Ian Burkhart did something many of us have done: he dove into a wave at the beach. Tragically, he hit the ocean floor and broke his neck, losing all feeling from the chest down. On Wednesday, doctors announced that Burkhart was able to control his right hand and fingers using a technology known as limb reanimation.

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FDA Orders Black Box Warning for Essure Contraceptive

Essure is a permanent, implantable, birth control device for women, and was given approval back in 2002. Since that time, thousands of complaints have been submitted to the FDA. In September of 2015, the FDA held a hearing allowing stakeholders and other interested parties to testify before the September Advisory Committee. The FDA decided to take the following actions …

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