Commercial Drone Use – New Regulations

Commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) are now being allowed but the rules are pretty stringent. What I thought was interesting: 1. They call the operators – pilots. 2. A pilot must be 16 3. A pilot must have a remote pilot certificate – or be supervised by someone with a remote pilot certificate…

FDA Moves to Regulate the Sale of E-cigarettes

When electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, first entered the market, there were few rules regulating who they could be sold to and what warnings (if any) they must carry. In recent years, concerns about the safety of e-cigarettes has grown and many have criticized e-cigarette manufacturers for targeting teenagers with candy-like flavors like cookies and cream,…

ACA’s Affordability Contribution Percentage Increased for 2017

The Affordable Care Act came out and you checked in and made sure you were compliant. However, as things change, you may need to check again. On April 12, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released new guidance on the percentages used to determine what is considered “affordable” health coverage.Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…

How to Make Sure Your Office is Hurricane Ready

Reading a protection blog, even when well written and with convenient bullet points, gets boring after awhile. Thanks to Quill.com who shared this great graphic with us. We want to bring you protection information in the most fun, colorful and most appropriate way for you to read. Our office is prepared, is yours? Do you…

Fireworks Extravaganza 2016

I love the 4th of July. I love a professional fireworks displays on a warm night. I am also pleasently surprised by the professional displays that are hosted by small towns on the Eastern Shore. Here in Willards, MD we are lucky that they host a great show on Sunday, July 3rd. Rain date is…