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World Blood Donor Day

Safe blood supplies are a scarce commodity – especially in developing countries. World Blood Donor Day is an occasion to raise awareness of the problem and thank donors worldwide. It is held anually on June 14.

All Jazzed Up gala

Mike and Ann Crary attend the 18th annual “All Jazzed Up” gala to raise money for Volunteers in Medicine Clinic.

Rick Crary, and wife, win writing award

Writers Rick Crary, Donna Crary and Alison O’Leary won a silver best writing award for stories appearing in the magazine’s Living History department. Cited in the award were Rick Crary’s Epic Tale of Survival, a story on Jonathan Dickinson shipwreck survivor Robert Barrow, Donna Crary’s story on cracker cowgirl Iris Wall and Alison O’Leary’s Hunting Grounds story on German U-boats patrolling off the Treasure Coast during World War II.

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Classification of workers as employees or independent contractors is a question of federal and state law. On June 7, 2017, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced the withdrawal of its 2015 guidance on independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)), effective immediately.