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Real ID Act goes into effect for travelers January 22, 2018

If you have gone through airport security recently, you’ve probably seen these signs posted:Phase 4 of the Real ID act goes into full effect on January 22, 2018, requiring that travelers present a Real ID compliant form of identification when boarding domestic flights. At this point, the majority of state IDs and drivers licenses are ...
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The traveler’s guide to keeping electronic devices secure during international travel

From the first time I traveled overseas in 1996 to my most recent international trip this past November it’s safe to say that international communication has gotten a little easier. Smartphones, laptops, high-speed wireless networks and wifi have made staying connected to home while you’re abroad a trivial task. Unfortunately that massive leap forward in ...
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How to make the most of your airport security experience

When travelers talk about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), it tends to be negative. “You won’t believe the nightmare I had getting through security this morning,” or “that TSA agent must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Unless you really have nothing better to do, the TSA knows that ...
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Travel Safety: Use of Vehicles as Weapons

It’s happened again-this time in Barcelona, on the popular tourist and historic street known as Las Ramblas.  A man using a van as a weapon careened down one of the two narrow side streets that border the wide pedestrian path and used it as a missile of sorts, killing 14 innocent people and injuring up ...
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Summer is Here! Protect Yourself From the Heat

With summer upon the Northern Hemisphere, the first heat waves have already caused disruptions. Excessive heat watches have been issued for southwestern US states and southern UK. While the range of temperatures are vastly different in both areas (43 C in the US compared to 33 C in the UK), it’s important to keep in mind that individuals ...
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TSA Warns of Vehicle Ramming Attacks

This past week, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) disseminated a report on the increasing frequency with which extremists are utilizing trucks and other vehicles as weapons by ramming them into pedestrians or other public gatherings of people. The document, titled “Vehicle Ramming Attacks: Threat Landscape, Indicators and Countermeasures” was sent to local law enforcement ...
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TSA Under Pressure from Congress – Again

TSA Under Pressure Robert Freeman of Cozen O’Connor reports on the pressure felt by the TSA from Congress. The TSA is facing distrust from a number of “committee members from” the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding their operations. The actions in question include “systematcially classifiying potentially embarassing documents as (SSI) to cover ...
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Establishing “Workweeks” For Exempt Employees

We have written previously about how important the “workweek” concept is in complying with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum-wage and overtime requirements. An FLSA workweek is a fixed, regularly-recurring period of seven, consecutive, 24-hour periods that management expressly adopts for FLSA purposes.  Employers must select and document at least one such workweek (or ...
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Help Fight Human Trafficking: a business travel New Year’s resolution

You might not realize it, but business travelers are in a unique position to be a line of defense in one of the world’s greatest tragedies: the crime of human trafficking. Because of the element of travel, the world of the business traveler and human trafficking victims overlap in surprising number of areas. Due to ...
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