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Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

GARY | The nation's highest court has ruled Northwest Indiana steelworkers should not get back pay for the time they spent putting on hard hats and other protective gear before clocking in, or taking it off at the end of the shift.

January 27, 2014 2:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Price no predictor of helmet performance

Last month, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment issued a statement that voids its certification of any helmet modified by an external padding system.

August 12, 2013 6:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: No capping the football season at its start

Late last month the Times received a press release from the Atlanta manufacturer of Guardian Cap, “a device that was invented to reduce helmet collision momentum transfer.”

August 05, 2013 5:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Senators intentions pave perilous path

In the last week, Indiana State Senator Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have grabbed headlines by entering the concussion fray. In Indianapolis, Holdman introduced legislation mirroring rules already in place for high schools. In Washington D.C., Udall made a fo…

January 10, 2011 10:00 pm
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