Higher Quest Foundation Update: Honduras Project

The Higher Quest Foundation (sponsored by Trojan Labor) builds fish farms in developing countries and trains the local staff in their operation and maintenance. For one of their projects they partnered with Global Brigades to build a farm in Honduras. So far the farm has been a huge success and harvested it’s first crop of […]

Possible Changes in Healthcare Laws May Cause Problems for Multistate Employers

Some Republican lawmakers have submitted a bill that would be a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The proposed law would give states three options. The first option is they can keep Obamacare as it is right now. The second option is that they can implement the replacement healthcare solution that is laid out in […]

2016-2017 Trojan Labor Scholarship-Warner University

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016-17 Trojan Labor Scholarship at Warner University: Abbigail Slaughter-Crawford. Abby is a sophomore from Haines City, Florida. She is majoring in Agriculture Studies with a minor in Communication.  She is significantly involved with community service through the Collegiate FFA where she serves as Vice President as […]

Lightning Safety for Outdoor Workers

With severe thunderstorms threatening large parts of the southeastern United States this week, it is a good time to discuss ways for outdoor workers to stay safe when severe weather and lightning strikes. According to OSHA, one of the first (and easiest) steps of lightning safety is to monitor all NOAA weather alerts and to […]

New E-Verify Law Coming into Effect in Tennessee

Starting on January first, employers in Tennessee with over 50 employees will be required to utilize E-Verify. This requirements comes from a change to the TLEA, which is the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act. Once January 1st rolls around, companies with less than 50 employees do not have to use E-Verify, but they are able to […]

Overtime Law BLOCKED

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the overtime rule that would have made up to 4 million more workers eligible for overtime pay. The rule would have taken effect on December 1st and would have raised the threshold for “exempt” employees to $47,500. The threshold is currently $23,660. The law could possible still take […]