• May 23, 2016
  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury

Boating accidents in Florida were up by almost 20 percent last year compared to 2014, according to a new state report showcasing a rising tide that awareness campaign National Safe Boating Week is designed to stem. This week’s focus on marine safety is especially important, because with Memorial Day weekend coming in just a few […]

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  • May 23, 2016
  • Staff
  • Labor and Employment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a new rule recently that requires businesses in high-risk industries to electronically report injuries and illnesses daily so workers are better informed about workplace hazards and how to avoid them. The new rule is designed to make the workplace safer for millions of employees across the country in […]

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  • May 19, 2016
  • Staff
  • Labor and Employment
  • Overtime Wage and Hour

This week Vice President Joe Biden and others announced the Obama Administration’s new overtime rule requiring overtime pay for white-collar workers making up to $47,476 a year. The rule, which will go into effect in December, also it means workers will have to keep an eye out to ensure they’re getting paid properly. At first […]

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  • May 17, 2016
  • Staff
  • Anti-bullying

May is Mental Health Month, when people shine a light on the nature of mental illness and the factors that contribute to it. Bullying is reportedly a contributor to mental illness, according to Stopbully.gov, a government resource on bullying. Bullying’s impact on mental health is pervasive, whether the victim is a child or an adult. […]

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  • May 17, 2016
  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts

The state of Hawaii announced Friday that it will be suing Takata for allegedly covering up a problem that causes its airbag inflators to rupture and spray pieces of metal at drivers. If Hawaii’s accusations turn out to be true, other states may do the same and launch their own lawsuit, leaving drivers injured by […]

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  • May 11, 2016
  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts

Today, wagering on anything has never been easier. Online casinos and daily fantasy sports are regularly marketed on TV and the internet, and they let you know just how effortless placing a bet from your smartphone is. Unsurprisingly, this convenience has made it easier for people with compulsive gambling problems to get on the path […]

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  • May 10, 2016
  • Staff
  • Medical Marijuana

On Monday, May 9, Orlando joined Tampa and Volusia County in the decriminalization of marijuana possession in small amounts. Effective October 1, this marijuana ordinance will allow police officers to issue citations to residents carrying 20 grams or less of marijuana. Under this ordinance, first-time offenders will be fined $100 for marijuana possession in small […]

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  • May 5, 2016
  • Staff
  • Car Accident

May is not only the month for the celebration of Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. The nation will also honor Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which celebrates the act of drivers of four-wheeled vehicles safely sharing the road with motorcyclists. The most recent statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that motorcycle deaths accounted […]

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  • May 4, 2016
  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts

Takata, already facing the largest auto recall in U.S. history, will recall at least 35 million more airbag inflators, according to news reports. This latest round of recalls for Takata airbags will more than double the size of the already massive recall. Currently, 29 million airbag inflators have been recalled, affecting 24 million vehicles and […]

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