Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

...With the higher threshold, many more Americans - from fast food and retail supervisors to bank branch managers and insurance claims adjusters - would become eligible for overtime.A threshold of $984 a week would cover 15 million people, according...

Hit-and-run death lacks guilty plea, goes to trial

...apart."Defense attorney Danny Durham said his client was not trying to hide evidence, adding Provost had cashed an insurance claim and was repairing his truck from a parking-lot fender bender two months before the accident.He said Provost was...

Small businesses hurt in Baltimore riots face recovery hurdles

...from civil unrest is covered under standard business insurance policies, many businesses lack adequate coverage.Insurance claims usually result in higher premiums, said Maryland Insurance Commis sion er Al Redmer, Jr. He said insured losses...

Pam Tucker celebrates 37 years in local emergency management

...will recertify in April.Three years later, she began working with an architect for 15 months to transform an old insurance claim center with no dividing walls into a 7,000-square-foot, state-of-the art Emergency Operations Center in...

Health insurance giant's database hacked

...the nation's second-largest insurer, said it has yet to find any evidence that medical information such as insurance claims or test results was targeted or taken in the "very sophisticated" cyberattack that it discovered last week. It...

Law license for Augusta lawyer reinstated

...The document assured an insurance company that a client's medical bills would be paid from the proceeds of the insurance claim paid in connection with a vehicle accident.Nicholson also faces a contempt of court citation for his conduct before...

Augusta unemployment rate drops to 6.6 percent

...percent in November 2013.The rate fell as new jobs were added and new layoffs, as measured by initial unemployment insurance claims, dropped.The six-county metro area added 1,500 new jobs in November, pushing the total to 226,900, up...

Three arrested in vehicle arson, insurance scam

...McDaniel said.Deputies say Lewis was driving the Sierra and lost control while fleeing the scene. Later that night, Kitson filed a stolen vehicle report. Three days later, Kitson made an insurance claim to Everest Security Insurance.

Employer summit addresses workplace challenges

As a staffing specialist, Robert Kelly often serves as a conduit for employers with questions on unemployment insurance claims.To get a refresher course on nuances of the process, Kelly, of Augusta Staffing Associates, attended a business...

Commission seeks delegation help in Atlanta

...who was presumed at fault but also died, because of the backlog. The delays can impact funeral arrangements and insurance claims.But "a very simple way" to alleviate the backlog is to contract with a company to perform the testing, Hasan...