Park & Recs Month – Ocean Pines Parks

If you’re a fan of parks, Ocean Pines is the place to be with over 10 parks. This Community Association offers a wide range of outdoor activities from classic playgrounds, to walking trails, and even a memorial park. White Horse Park is the largest park in the community and boasts of a large playground area,…

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,…

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…

OSHA Increases Fines for Violations

Starting in July of 2016, fines for OSHA violations are increasing by 80-150%. This increase could have a huge impact on all businesses. Violation Current Maximum Amount of Increase Increased Penalty Amount 80 % 150 % (max) 80 % 150 % (max) Non-serious $7,000 $5,600 $10,500 $12,600 $17,500 Serious $7,000 $5,600 $10,500 $12,600 $17,500 Willful…

New Changes to Overtime Wage Payment

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new rule that will overhaul overtime wage payment. The new rule doubles the salary threshold that employees must meet to qualify for the overtime wage payment exemption—a change that could affect more than 4 million workers across the United States. What is changing?…