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Why Are Bilingual Speakers Important in the Workplace?

Every single person can bring unique traits to their workplace because everyone has a different educational and social background. Speaking another language, besides English, is a skill that many people have acquired over the past 50 years. People have started to see the value in being bilingual, not only for personal preference, but because it’s valuable for your growing career. Bilingual speakers in the workplace are increasing, and if you are interested in learning another language it’s crucial to know how the skill can benefit you and your job. What Are the Advantages of Bilingual Employees? Target undiscovered client pool: Having a bilingual speaker in the workplace can give business owners and employers a chance to reach a larger customer and client base. Bilingual speaking people can serve as language interpreters for potential and existing clients. Benefits for education and healthcare: There are certain businesses that would especially benefit from…
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How Has Oil Rig Safety in Louisiana Changed Since the Deepwater Horizon Incident?

On April 10, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded. Eleven people died, and over three million barrels of oil dispersed into the Gulf waters for months afterward. With thousands of breaking news stories relating to this event until the end of July, everyone in the country tried to turn the incident into a “teachable moment.” The full impact of the oil spill is still, to this day, being investigated, but it’s clear that something went very wrong in relation to the oil rig’s safety. How Did Oil Safety Regulation Come into Play? Over the six years following the oil rig explosion and spill, the Obama administration fought to enact new regulations for oil rig safety. They realized that there needed to be adjustments relating to the oil industry’s duty to legally handle old and out-of-date drilling platforms. The Obama…
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How Does a Negligence Claim Work with Boating Accidents?

Boating can be a fun experience for your family and friends, but sometimes accidents can happen and people can get hurt. If you are injured on a boat and you are wondering what your next legal steps are, there are a few things you should know. A great way to have a chance in court is to prove that a different party was negligent and caused the accident. How Would a Negligence Claim Work in This Situation? If you get injured on a boat, you might be able to prove that your injury was a result of someone’s negligence leading up to or during the accident. Proving negligence is one of the main ways to recover damages from that other person. However, being injured does not necessarily mean that someone else was negligent or responsible. But, if you and your attorney can prove that someone failed to act with “reasonable…
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