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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule Wednesday, clarifying the standard for what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said the rule brings … Continue reading
The auto glass industry has tried to combat the spread of COVID-19 by following guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as local and state government officials. Both Tesla and State Farm have announced having employees … Continue reading
As U.S. companies face down the threat of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released input for how to prepare for and minimize impacts. Guidance was developed with the help of the U.S. Department … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week concluded on Saturday and AGRR magazine has your interviews with all the winners, as well as some final news from the event. To view the video in YouTube CLICK HERE.
For any auto glass shop attempting to bill beyond insurance companies’ network rates, shortpays are an unfortunate reality. In the first part of AGRR’s three-part series on “Getting Paid,” we tackled how to bill insurance companies direct. (If you missed … Continue reading
If you’re looking to go the direct billing route, here are a few more tips and recommendations that could work for you. For more information on the topic, look to the January/February issue of AGRR magazine. 1. There’s an App … Continue reading
Over the course of nearly two decades, automotive insurance providers have slowly but surely offloaded their responsibilities to third-party administrators (TPAs)—businesses (or business divisions) set up for the sole purposes of dolling out referrals, making payments and shuffling electronic paperwork … Continue reading
AGRR magazine was there when all the winners in the Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Technician Competition Olympics were named. See the interviews with all the champions.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) made national headlines this weekend, but not for its political satire. The late-night comedy show spoofed Safelite’s “Safelite Repair, Safelite Replace” television ads. The sketch closely followed Safelite’s existing ads by featuring a technician who replaced … Continue reading
The competitions are in their final heats, the educational sessions continue, and exhibitors continue to roll out their newest products.
Auto Glass Week opened yesterday with its annual industry awards, while Captain Mark Kelly welcomed attendees with his keynote address. With the competitions heating up and a packed exhibitor floor, there is much news to bring in today’s newscast.
When I was growing up, in the late 1970s and 1980s (as much as I hate to admit it), my family had a 1959 Cadillac. At times, this was an embarrassing ride. Case in point: It was polished black, had … Continue reading
The topic of potential health hazards among windshield repair technicians is far from new. It continues to be discussed among techs in industry online groups and forums and among auto glass professionals in shops around the country. The issue was … Continue reading