Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has always required employers to walk a fine line. The guidelines aren’t always clear, every disability and particular situation involve a unique set of factors, and the laws are constantly developing. Many are still trying to sort out the implications of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
This country’s recent economic problems have caused strains on most small business owner’s cash flows, making it harder than ever to cover one’s overhead. The result is that many self-employed people are facing lawsuits from creditors, vendors, and suppliers, more so than from unhappy customers.
It is no surprise that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is not a fan of medical marijuana, which has been legalized in 15 states and the District of Columbia. According to the DEA, the campaign to allow marijuana to be used as medicine is a maneuver in a strategy to legalize all drugs. But thousands can now use marijuana legally in order to treat various maladies.
In North Carolina, contractor Greg Crumpton likes to stay
ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. His company, AirTight, is based
in Charlotte, and serves commercial, industrial, and mission critical customers
within a 100-mile radius.
An Android phone, Gmail, and 500-plus followers on Twitter.
That doesn’t sound like the typical description of an HVAC contractor, but it
sums up Rob Benefiel in a nutshell. In an earlier era, Benefiel, owner of
Certified Comfort Heating and Cooling, would not have been able to start and
run his business the way he does today.
It may be hard to believe, but Apple launched its iPad less than a year ago. Since then, its popularity has soared. As the iPad has taken the world by storm, it has also made its way into the HVAC industry. Read this article to learn how a contractor and a distributor are pioneering the use of the iPad as a key tool in their businesses.
Iâ€Šhave come to the conclusion - again - that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m referring to the hectic work schedule that HVAC contractors, especially those in my economically-challenged region of southeast Michigan, are trying to keep up with during the very hot summer last year.
Approximately two years ago, the United States Navy issued a solicitation for innovative ideas on how to decrease the size of heat exchangers on mobile equipment. The solicitation eventually funded several heat exchanger proposals. Our company was one of many that submitted proposals that were not selected.
There’s a new tekkie product on the market almost every day - or so it seems. And the HVAC trade is certainly not immune to a deluge of new products, be they mobile for field applications or computer software/web portals for office workers. This article offers a glimpse of a potpourri of software and related products.
For many employers, properly calculating overtime can feel like an unending process. Factoring in break times can be complicated. Employees who may seem exempt from overtime may actually be entitled to it under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unfortunately, miscalculating overtime can be costly for companies in terms of fines and lawsuits.