Small Motor Carriers Should Act Now To Be Competitive During FSMA Compliance

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The Food and Drug Administration’s new rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food starts to take effect in mere months for those carriers that do not qualify as small businesses.  The rule defines small businesses for motor carriers as those carriers with less than $27.5 million in annual receipts. 

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Ignoring Your Cybersecurity Risks Won't Make Them Go Away

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Hardly a day goes by in the current news cycle without some new cyber-security story breaking.  The end of 2016 included a disclosure of 500 million hacked Yahoo! email accounts, concerns raised over the security of U.S. election systems, and a formal announcement by the U.S. government that Russians had hacked into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and the New York Times.  A Report ...

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Will Your Insurance Policy Cover Risks From Indemnification Clauses?

Indemnification clauses in commercial contracts can present a number of potential issues.  When the parties to the contract do not properly think through or write out indemnification provisions to address these issues, it can lead to costly and dangerous unintended consequences.  Companies need to think through exactly what they mean when they seek indemnification from a contracting party and ...

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How OSHA's Rule Update Will REquire A Policy Manual Update

In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a new regulation that significantly changed the reporting of workplace injuries by requiring certain employers to report workplace injuries electronically and making those reports public. 

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Avoid Contract Fatigue- Negotiate To Maximize Arbitration's Benefits

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Business contracts often involve painstaking negotiations over contract clauses related to performance and price.  Given the care and time spent on these major clauses, it can be relatively easy to overlook other sections of the contract that seem like boilerplate.  These boilerplate terms of the contract, however, can have a great effect on the outcome of any dispute should one arise.

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When The Weak Link Is People Clicking Bad Links

Lots of people these days are talking about cybersecurity.  To many people, this conjures images of hackers delving deep into computer code to unearth and exploit systematic weaknesses.  The reality is that many of the most successful cyberscams rely not on the weaknesses within a computer system but on the weaknesses of human beings. For example, the John Podesta email hack was a social ...

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Before You Sign: What Choice Of Venue Means For Your Business

  Lawsuits have become long and costly for many businesses.  The average civil case now takes about two years to go trial.  Pre-trial litigation issues can often extend the timeline for cases and make them more costly.  To this end, many businesses seek to preempt pre-trial litigation by entering into contracts that decide these issues in advance.  These preemptions however can take the form of ...

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Why Are Shutoff Switches So Important On Solar Panels? [Infographic]

Green Energy has become more affordable, and therefore more attainable for many homeowners, building management companies, and business owners. With more brands, options, and price points available consumers have many choices to make. With the most important thing to remember is to have a shutoff or interrupter/ isolator switch installed, but it is often neglected- resulting in expensive property ...

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A 2016 Wrapup: The Automated Cars of The Future

2016 has been a big year for autonomous vehicles.  On the positive side, Uber introduced driverless cars in Pittsburgh while Tesla and Google continued road testing their driverless cars in California with mostly positive results.  On the negative side, a number of high profile accidents and at least one fatality may have dampened the enthusiasm for this project amongst the general public. 

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ERISA and 403b- What Non-Profits Need to Be On The lookout for

Lawsuits over retirement plans and the failure of organizations to meet their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) continue to proliferate and make the news.  Previous defendants in these suits include high profile companies like Lockheed Martin and Boeing.  Now these lawsuits have expanded to include non-profit organizations such as educational institutions ...

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