Department of Labor Releases Final Rule Regarding Overtime Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final regulations making changes to Part 541, governing overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here are the key elements of the new regulation that you need to know now: 1. Salary Threshold Changed to $913/week ($47,476 per year) This threshold doubles the current salary threshold…

Safety Tips for Outdoor Grilling

Nothing spoils a picnic or cookout faster than a fire, so before you throw the brats, burgers, and dogs on the grill, read these safety tips. Safety Tips for Outdoor Grilling Before using a propane gas grill, check the connection between the tank and the fuel line. Make sure the Venturi tubes (where the air…

10 Great Car-Buying Tips

Whether you are shopping for your first car or or your tenth car, finding the right vehicle that fits your needs and budget is important. Aside from your home, your vehicle is probably one of your biggest investments. Nobody likes to feel ripped off on such a large purchase. The following 10 car buying tips…

Car Care All Year Round

It’s a great idea to take care of your car any time of the year, but Car Care Month is celebrated in April. We take for granted all of the time we spend in our vehicles, so let’s just take a minute to think about the ways we can take care of our cars…and ourselves…