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DOL Issues Final FSLA Overtime Rule

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.

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Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage….What Business Owners Often Overlook

Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage….What Business Owners Often Overlook

 

I have yet to meet someone who talked about how much they love filling out a Business Interruption (BI) Worksheet.  Over the years, I have found two major issues with BI Worksheets, as I will discuss further below.  

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Routine Safety Meetings: Not Just For Drivers Anymore

Routine Safety Meetings: Not Just For Drivers Anymore

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Light-Duty Programs

Unexpected injury or illness to an employee often has an impact on both the employee and their employer.  Whether the injury or illness is work related or non-work related, it is in the best interest of both parties for the employee to come back to work as soon as possible, even if that means the employee has to be put on a light-duty program.

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Staying in the Present

One moment of inattention could be the cause of a serious injury.  This is especially true for those on the job.  It doesn’t matter the industry you work in, inattention on the job causes some of the most serious injuries in the workplace.

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Chemical Management in the Workplace

Tens of thousands of chemicals are used on a daily basis.  Out of all the chemicals that are used each day very few of them are regulated.  Thousands of illnesses and deaths have been connected to the exposure of chemicals.  These exposures have been linked to cancer, lung, kidney, skin, heart, stomach, brain, nerve and reproductive diseases.  Creating a chemical management system is an effective way for businesses to protect their employees from said exposures.

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Serious Injuries or Fatalities

In recent years the emphasis on serious injuries or fatalities (SIF) has increased significantly.  Through many studies it has been determined that even when the amount of minor or less serious injuries has decreased, the number of serious injuries or fatalities continues to plateau or increase.  It is important for companies to be knowledgeable about what a SIF is and how to recognize and prevent them.

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself During Flu Season

Winter weather is here and with winter comes the seasonal flu.  The high-ranking months for flu activity are December through March.  Use the 10 tips below to help prevent you from catching the flu this season.

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