Oilfield Workers: What is an Independent Contractor?

    If a worker is truly an independent contractor, then he or she is not an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This article addresses a question for workers who may be labeled as independent contractors and their potential rights under the FLSA.

    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.

    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.

    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 …