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Decision in Uber Employee Vs. Contractor Suit Cuts Driver Bargaining Power
Uber drivers seeking pay and benefits like those employees get were handed a big defeat by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. A panel of court justices ruled that drivers must go through arbitration and could not continue …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 11:22 PM
Uber Drivers Benefits Lose Key Ruling in Pay and Benefits Suit
Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suffered a major defeat in one of the gig economy’s most closely watched labor fights with a ruling barring hundreds of thousands of drivers from suing as a group for better pay and benefits. Tuesday’s decision …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:49 PM
Maxwell Joins Insurance Office of America in South Carolina
Insurance Office of America (IOA) has added Leroy Maxwell to its Charleston, S.C., location as a risk management specialist. Before joining IOA, Maxwell served as a commercial producer with Turbeville Insurance Agency, where he primarily focused on contractors. Additionally, Maxwell …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:45 PM
New Paladin Cyber Product for Small, Mid-Sized Businesses Launches in Arizona
Paladin Cyber, a cyber protection and remediation firm, has developed a cyber insurance product tailored for small and mid-sized businesses. Along with its existing software products and services, the new product will enable Paladin to offer a comprehensive cyber-risk assessment, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:30 PM
Iowa Pulls Florida Man’s Non-Resident Producer License for ‘Bait, Switch’ Tactics
The Iowa Insurance Division has ordered Covals Douze, of Coconut Creek, Florida, to pay administrative fines and fees totaling $43,895 and revoked his non-resident insurance producer license in a “bait and switch” scheme. The division has also prohibited Douze from …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:27 PM
Report: Dozens of Texas Gas Leak Explosions Since 2006
More than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 along a network of pipelines operated by one of the largest natural gas companies in the U.S, leading to nine deaths and badly injuring at …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:10 PM
Texas Company Recalls 690 Pounds of Beef Jerky
A South Texas company has recalled nearly 700 pounds (317.52 kilograms) of beef jerky after regulators say a consumer reporting finding hard metal in a product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant in El …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:07 PM
Risk Strategies Expands Private Client Capabilities with Texas Acquisitions
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Texas-based firms, Select Insurance Markets LLP (SIM) and Preferred Personal Insurance Agency LLP (PPIA). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIM, founded in 2001 by …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:06 PM
NW Iowa Derailment Dumps Sand, Railcars, into River
No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River. The Des Moines Register reports the bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:02 PM
New Flood Maps Show Reduced Risks Around Dubuque, Iowa
New federal maps show that fewer buildings in Dubuque, Iowa, are at risk of flooding. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently updated flood insurance maps for the area that were last changed in 2011. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:00 PM

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