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September 2013 Archives

Backup car accidents preventable but tech regulation stalled

We've all seen the cool backup cameras and sensors available as options on many vehicle. This new technology still comes as a premium on many cars and light trucks. However, many people don't realize that had the Department of Transportation made a regulation as mandated by Congress, all 2014 model cars and light trucks would be required to have backup cameras or sensors.

When dress codes go beyond safety, professionalism

When someone interviews for a job, they generally try to dress professionally, or at least in a way that is expected for the job for which they are applying. If the person is hired, it would be expected that they could wear something similar to what they wore at their interview, if not even more casual.

Motorcycle, pedestrian, car accident prevention behind new tech

Technology is advancing rapidly in the areas of vehicle safety. Soon cars will be able to communicate with themselves, and other people and vehicles on or near the roadway. Honda introduced new technology this week that they hope will make the roads safer not just for car drivers, but for pedestrians and motorcyclists.

West Virginia Supreme Court dismisses age discrimination claim

The West Virginia Human Rights Act is meant to protect workers against discrimination based on their status in a defined class. One of those classes relates to age. There is also federal law -- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act -- that protects workers from age discrimination.

Discrimination, sexual harassment suit against Paula Deen dropped

When a person feels they are being discriminated against at work, they might feel that they don't have anywhere to turn for help. If they speak up, they could be retaliated against, and might fear that they will lose their job. A former employee and manager of Paula Deen's restaurant in another state filed a lawsuit against the celebrity cook, saying she was sexually harassed at the restaurant and that other employees experienced racial discrimination.

Lack of dental care can be nursing home neglect

People in nursing homes are often those who can't care for themselves because of an illness, injury or old age. They depend on caring and trained staff to care for their basic daily needs and some medical care. Part of their daily routine should be dental care, including brushing the patient's teeth and ensuring they have access to dentists if needed.

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