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Benefits of A Well Thought Out Crisis Communication Plan

A well-written and consistently updated crisis communication plan ensures that a company has the infrastructure in place to respond to a range of natural or man-made crises. While many companies have a crisis communication plan in place, not all plans are equipped to handle cyber security-related incidents. Below are six [...]

Benefits of A Well Thought Out Crisis Communication Plan 2017-05-16T15:46:26+00:00

Wire Transfer Fraud: A How-To Guide

Businesses are increasingly falling victim to wire fraud scams – sometimes referred to as “man-in-the-email” or “business email compromise” scams. Although there are multiple variants, a common situation involves an attacker gaining access to the email system of a company, or the company’s vendor, and monitoring email traffic about an [...]

Wire Transfer Fraud: A How-To Guide 2017-05-15T12:55:39+00:00

Insurer on Hook for Employee’s Drunk Driving, $1M Verdict

According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, an employee involved in a car accident while under the influence did not exceed the scope of his permission to use the vehicle, leaving the employer's insurer on the hook for approximately $1 million in damages. Brian Hensley was [...]

Insurer on Hook for Employee’s Drunk Driving, $1M Verdict 2017-05-15T12:55:09+00:00

Employees Terminated for Walking Off Job; Judge Reinstates

In March, an NLRB Judge handed out another tough lesson for a non-union employer.In this case, three employees at a Hyundai plant in Alabama walked off the job over a scheduling conflict. The company investigated the incident and terminated their employment on the basis that the employees had voluntarily resigned [...]

Employees Terminated for Walking Off Job; Judge Reinstates 2017-05-15T13:29:12+00:00

Social Security Administration’s Advice on Protecting SSN

Social Security numbers were never intended to be a “one size fits all” primary ID. In many ways, however, that’s exactly what has happened. Identity theft thrives in the U.S. in part because Americans feel forced to use their SSN for so many types of interactions. Ultimately it falls on [...]

Social Security Administration’s Advice on Protecting SSN 2017-05-15T12:30:24+00:00

Civil Penalty Dollar Amounts for OSHA Violations finalized

U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA violations have been finalized.  The 2017 inflation adjustments will push the penalties even higher.Under the 2017 rule, the maximum OSHA civil penalties will be: 2016 Penalties2017 PenaltiesOther than Serious violations $12,471 $12,675 Serious violations $12,471 $12,675 Repeat violations  $124,709 $126,749 Willful violations $124,709 $126,749 Failure to abate (per [...]

Civil Penalty Dollar Amounts for OSHA Violations finalized 2017-05-15T12:21:57+00:00

Texas Companies Rack Up OSHA Penalties

Three Texas companies are facing federal penalties totaling more than $277,000 for failing to provide safe environments for their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited and fined CPE Feeds Inc. in Lubbock, JFM International Inc. in Willis and Subfloor Systems Inc. in Hurst for workplace hazards and [...]

Texas Companies Rack Up OSHA Penalties 2017-03-15T13:00:37+00:00

OSHA “NEW” Electronic Reporting Rule

OSHA can begin enforcing its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs, a federal judge decided Nov. 28 ( TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No. 16-1998, 11/28/16 ). OSHA has succeeded in defeating the temporary injunction on its new electronic recordkeeping rule that also addresses injury reporting [...]

OSHA “NEW” Electronic Reporting Rule 2017-03-15T13:00:38+00:00

Who's Who in Energy

TCOR's very own was named to the San Antonio list of Who's Who in Energy for 2016/2017. The San Antonio Business Journal has released its 2016 compilation of "Who's Who in Energy." These heavy hitters are included in a joint special publication, included in the Nov. 25 issue, that includes [...]

Who's Who in Energy 2017-03-15T13:00:38+00:00

OSHA’s 2016 Top Ten Violations

OSHA has released its initial list of the top ten safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. Over the past five years, the same violations have made the list with only slight variations in the order. The final list will be released by OSHA at the end of 2016:1. [...]

OSHA’s 2016 Top Ten Violations 2017-03-15T13:00:38+00:00