Safety Tips For Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding

Until recently, the unseasonably warm weather and lack of snow caused a lot of my fellow motorcycle riders to take their bikes out at a time when they'd normally be up for the winter. But, regardless of the relatively warm temperatures, riding a motorcycle during the winter in Iowa requires additional safety precautions beyond those always followed when riding. Let's talk about some of them.

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Harley Erbe
The "Home Worker" Rule In Federal Overtime Cases

An issue that occasionally comes up in federal overtime cases concerns employees who either work from their home or actually live on their employer's premises. Examples of such employees are emergency workers, dispatchers, canine officers, and workers at group homes and the like.

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Harley Erbe
Controlled Substance Exclusions In Accidental Death Policies

Certain types of insurance policies, normally called "accidental death" policies or something similar, provide benefits if the person insured under the policy dies in an accident. Those policies often include exclusions or limitations on coverage that apply under certain circumstances. One common exclusion or limitation eliminates coverage if the deceased insured had drugs or alcohol in their system at the time of death.

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Harley Erbe
It's Time To Stand Up To Mechanic's Lien Abuse In Residential Construction

Several changes were made to Iowa's mechanic's lien law beginning January 1, 2013 in an effort to protect residential owners from encountering such situations. The changes included new notification requirements imposed on builders and general contractors working with residential owners. The failure to comply with either notice requirement is a forfeiture of the right to assert a mechanic's lien against residential property.

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Harley Erbe