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Introduction. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. The required salary
Managing the risk of governmental and legal issues is becoming more difficult to business owners all across this country. In addition to compliance with the volumes of Occupational Safety Hazards Rules, the fines associated with violating these rules have now increased 78%. Today’s blog summarizes the background to the increase and the timing of the
There are a variety of ways to track your progress with safety; days without injury, the amount of employees who have completed training and, of course, how many overall injuries your company experiences in a month or year. One statistic that OSHA keeps track of, and therefore you should too, is your DART rate. What
We’ve all seen them. We all probably have at least one. Most of us call them smart sticks. Technically, they are called portable data drives. Portable data drives have become a popular way to save, store and share data because they are small and very convenient. They are available at most retailers and smaller ones,
Is my business liability exposure taking off when I do this? Discussing non-owned aircraft liability for our business.
As a commercial pilot, I personally get to enjoy flying a Cherokee six to client meetings in other states. Having the airport adjacent to our office gives me the flexibility to see clients in the Delmarva or New England without excess travel and hotel stays. If you decide to fly your own plane or a
Substance abuse is difficult to deal with as an employer. About 15 years ago, I had a great foreman that worked for me and injured his back while carrying bags of sand. While he was off of work, he became a substance abuser to mask the pain and stress from being off of work. Unfortunately, he never
“Did you see the latest cat video?” “I heard there’s a great Christmas deal online today.” “What’s up with your quarterback’s stats?” I bet you’ve heard that comment in your office that turns into a website search on your business’s computers later that day. It’s no secret that your technology company depends on the capabilities
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 240 million registered motor vehicles in the United States, and an estimated one-fourth of those are used for business in some way. If you have employees who use personal vehicles for business use, you could be exposing your business to a significant liability risk.
While lean manufacturing has become a cornerstone for successful supply chain management and a way for businesses to stay flexible and responsive to changing tastes in their markets, the dependence on and relationship with suppliers resulting from outsourcing and minimizing stock creates a wide range of exposures. Successfully navigating and managing the risks presented by
For some of us, the onset of cooler weather means heating our work area with temporary heaters. When used correctly, these heaters can make the working environment comfortable. However, when used improperly, they present a significant risk of fire or health hazard. Things to consider with temporary heat. Heaters are primarily used seasonally and are