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Excessive Hours Of Work Could Be Safety Issue: OLRB

Working excessive hours could pose a safety issue, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has held in refusing to dismiss a complaint that the employee was fired in retaliation for raising safety issues. ...more

New Trucking Hours-of-Service Estimated to Save Lives and Reduce Driver Fatigue

Changes to truck drivers’ hours-of-service regulations went into effect at the beginning of July. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration invoked the changes to reduce driver...more

Truckers Told To Give It A Rest

“We have got to get to a point where it is unacceptable to allow a fatal crash with a truck or a bus on our roadway with the public traveling around. We've got to get to zero.” So said Ann Ferro, head of the Federal...more

Airline Industry Legal Alert: DOL Issues Final FMLA Crewmember Regulations

At long last the Department of Labor has issued final regulations implementing the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (AFCTCA), which established new standards for airline flight crewmembers to qualify for FMLA...more

DOL Issues Final FMLA Regulations

On February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule implementing important expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) relating to the military leave provisions and the eligibility for and...more

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