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Christopher’s Dodge Ram sued by EEOC for Sexual and Racial Harassment.



Christopher’s Dodge Ram, a company known as Chris the Crazy Trader, Inc located in Golden, Colorado was accused of both sexual and racial harassment.   Female and male employees were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment when employees and managers touched female employees inappropriately and called them by obscene epithets.  One female employee was fired after she reported that a manager, whom she had caught watching pornography while at work, cornered her...

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Valley Fever is not the flu, and mistaking it as such can be deadly


Valley Fever is not the flu, and mistaking it as such can be deadly

Coccidioides is the fungus that lives in loamy soils throughout California.  When this soil is disturbed by wind, agricultural and construction work, large equipment or digging, the fungus is released into the air, and when inhaled, causes Valley Fever. Valley Fever symptoms include fever, cough, headaches and chills.  Because these symptoms resemble illnesses such as the common cold and flu, it is often...

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What is Uber Freight and Why is it Helping the Truck Labor Shortage



Uber Freight is an expansion of the traditional Uber app but instead of transporting people from place to place like a taxi service, Uber freight is more of a generic trucking and shipping company with the classic Uber self-employed twist. Through their app, they allow businesses to connect to trucking companies or self managed commercial drivers in order to transport shipments.

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, employment in almost every industry is down and...

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Valley Fever is not just a summer thing


Valley Fever is not just a summer thing

Valley Fever used to be more common in hot, dry summer months in Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Merced, San Luis Obispo, Kings, Monterey and Madera counties.  Now, due to drought conditions that keep the soil warm and dry, Valley Fever occurs year-round.

 

There are some things that can be done all year to keep employees safe.

-        Limit exposure to outdoor dust.

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