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 […]

Giving Back for the Holidays

The Christmas season is filled with opportunities to give back to the local community. The Trojan Labor offices in Charleston and North Charleston recently donated car seats for Giving Back Tuesdays and Charleston Halos. These car seats will protect a few of the smallest members of the Charleston community. All of us here at Trojan […]

New Overtime Law Goes into Effect

The threshold for overtime pay will increase to $47,500.00 on December 1st. Currently, an employee making a salary of at least $23,660.00 can be classified as “exempt” and businesses do not have to pay them overtime. Non exempt employees are required to receive time and a half pay for every hour they work over 40 […]

Shop With A Cop

Trojan Labor in Denver, CO is a proud supporter of the “Shop with a Cop” event that is held by the Aurora Police Association. The annual program gives underprivileged kids in the Aurora area a chance to receive Christmas gifts, coats, and snow boots. Each child is given a $200 dollar gift certificate to buy […]