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Posted in: June, 2018

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: Employers who leave open future medical rights on small work comp claims risk big headaches

Employers and insurance claims handlers often confront minor workplace injuries which, on the surface, appear to be straightforward and simple. The parties enter an agreed award for lifetime open medical care for a minor bump, scratch, sprain or strain. The employee treats their minor injury with conservative, inexpensive medical care—possibly without even missing a day […]

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Navigating Insurance in the Trucking Industry: Are You Covered?

Insurance is one of the largest expenses trucking companies face and the exposure resulting from catastrophic accidents can spell doom. Despite that, many companies fail to review company insurance policies, ignoring important changes that might protect them from the many risks involved in hauling a load down the highway. Trucking companies must understand what insurance […]

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FMCSA Issues Guidance on Personal Conveyance

On May 31st, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued new regulatory guidance to clarify the agency’s regulations on personal conveyance with regards to records of duty status. It’s the first time since 1997 that this particular topic has been altered or expanded. In issuing this new guidance, the FMCSA sought to provide additional […]

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Important! I-81 Public Meetings Continue This Week

The Virginia Trucking Association’s #1 issue for 2018 is the Study of I-81 Improvements and Truck-Only Tolls! Please read this important update and clarification about the upcoming series of public meetings and commit to getting involved in support of the VTA’s efforts on your behalf!   As a reminder, the first series of I-81 Corridor […]

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House Passes Transportation Funding Bill for Fiscal Year 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (“THUD”) funding bill for the fiscal year 2019. This appropriations bill funds the Department of Transportation and related agencies, among other federal departments. As with many of these large appropriation bills, numerous “riders,” or additional, small provisions attached to larger bills, made […]

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Yes, The FBI Meant You: Reboot Your Routers

If you can read this, you have access to a router.  Maybe it’s at home, but most of our readers are in small to mid-sized business, and all of them use routers.  In a rare event, the FBI last week told Americans to “reboot” their routers.  It showed up everywhere, including in the NY Times, and Fortune, and Forbes, and even PCWorld and Slate.  […]

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First I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan Meeting is this Wednesday, June 6

The Virginia Trucking Association’s #1 issue for 2018 is the Study of I-81 Improvements and Truck-Only Tolls! Please read this important update and clarification about the upcoming series of public meetings and commit to getting involved in support of the VTA’s efforts on your behalf! As previously announced, the Secretary of Transportation’s Office of Intermodal […]

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US Appeals Court Confirms Salary History is Not a Permitted ‘Factor Other Than Sex’ under Equal Pay Act

Under the Equal Pay Act, all employers must pay equal wages to women and men in the same establishment for performing substantially equal work. The law covers jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility and are performed under similar working conditions.  The law covers all forms of pay, including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, […]

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