OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations For 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. Unfortunately, the top 10 for 2014 was the same as 2013. This demonstrates that employers continue

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OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2014


OSHA recently announced its preliminary top 10 workplace safety violations for 2014. Unfortunately, these violations remain the same as 2013. This helps show that employers are not doing enough in these areas to protect workers.


Nebraska workers injured on the job, including for these types of violations, are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.


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Five Things Google Probably Knows About You

The majority of us use Google. It opens up the Internet, lets us explore and learn. It helps us expand our minds. And in return, it’s collected information about you. That much, we know. It’s common knowledge. A phrase that has quite recently become everyday is: “If you’re not paying for the product, you are…

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Five Things Google Probably Knows About You


by Philip Bates via MakeUseOf


The 5 things listed in the article are:


Demographic information: gender and age
Your interests
Your IP address, which may be where you live
What’s in your Gmail
When you use the internet


Depending on your settings and whether you use Google products, such as Google+, Google might know a lot more.


Should you care that Google knows these things? Probably not except for Gmail, which should never be used for confidential or private emails anyway.


You can limit some of the things Google knows about you by changing some of your Google and browser settings. The article suggests not using Google for search as some other search engines do not track you. However, the only way to be completely anonymous online is to stay off the internet.

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California Businesses Liable For Limiting Negative Reviews

California will become the first state that will impose civil penalties for businesses that include non-disparagement clauses, which are those that limit or prohibit negative reviews by customers. The law also goes farther and punishes businesses that “otherwise penalize” consumers for negative

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California Businesses Liable For Limiting Negative Reviews


Soon, California will make businesses civilly liable, up to $10,000, for limiting consumers from making negative reviews. California is the first state to prevent businesses from including non-disparagement in their contracts or otherwise prevent consumers from criticizing a business. However, there are questions that the statute does not answer about what a business can do about false reviews.



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Woman accused of using Facebook while driving is charged with homicide

(CNN) — A North Dakota woman who police say was using Facebook on her cellphone when she crashed into another car is accused of negligent homicide in the death of a great-grandmother during the Ma…

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A 20-year-old North Dakota woman has been charged with negligent homicide after a rear-end crash that caused the death of an 89 year-old grandmother, who was seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle that was struck. According to the complaint and affidavit filed against her, the woman is accused of surfing Facebook on her phone while driving approximately 85 mph. She allegedly did not brake at all before the crash. Investigators obtained a warrant to search the woman’s phone, which allegedly revealed the Facebook use as well as several text messages being sent while the woman was driving.


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