Remodels and other home improvements are an important part of being a property owner. When done correctly, these projects can add value to a home and make it more attractive to future buyers. Unfortunately, hiring a contractor to complete home improvement projects is not always simple. The average homeowner is often unaware of the average [...]
Hectic schedules, stress, and lack of sleep can all contribute to fatigue, which is a common and dangerous workplace hazard. Symptoms of fatigue include moodiness, drowsiness, loss of energy, and lack of motivation and concentration.These are not ideal qualities to display at your job. Not only does fatigue make you less productive and personable, it [...]
Since the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures, more recent events have shed light on Hollywood’s cyber security exposures. The latest involved the hacking of HBO’s social media accounts and the leak of unreleased episodes of “Game of Thrones.” Hackers have also stolen episodes of the network’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Insecure” and “Ballers.” Hollywood faces unique [...]
Your company might not be a target of world-wide hacker organizations, but don’t think that means your computer systems are safe and secure from threats. Malware is prevalent and can affect any size company, big or small; a new, unique malware threat emerges almost every half second on average. Arming your company to fight malware [...]
Avoid Negligent Entrustment Lawsuit Automobile accidents are an expensive liability for companies that rely on the use of vehicles for their business. That risk has increased in recent years, mainly due to distracted driving and a legal concept called negligent entrustment. Negligent entrustment occurs when an employer is held liable for negligence in choosing an [...]
Hot weather, especially when combined with strenuous physical labor, can cause body temperatures to rise to unsafe levels—leading to heat illnesses. Outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because they spend the majority of the day outside in direct sunlight. There are a variety of heat illnesses, including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration and [...]
Global spread of WannaCry ransomware across 150 counties appears to have effects in the United States. Although not yet to be determined, these are causing disruptive business interruptions.
Considering the recent vote to allow web-browsing data to be sold without users’ explicit consent, virtual private networks (VPNs) may be the key to private browsing.
In the wake of OSHA’s new electronic injury and illness reporting and anti-retaliation rules, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently released new recommended practices for anti-retaliation programs. The initial rule requires employers to electronically submit information from work related injury to OSHA. More importantly, the rule solidifies employee anti-retaliation protections for reporting work-related injuries and [...]
http://vannerwp.azurewebsites.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/compliance.jpg HIGHLIGHTS The final rule requires entry-level CDL holders to meet new training standards. New training requirements also apply to certain CDL upgrades and endorsements. Affected individuals will need to obtain training from a qualified training provider. IMPORTANT DATES December 8, 2016 The final rule requiring entry-level driver training was published [...]