Contractor charged with failure to maintain worker’s comp, violating work-stop order

first_imgAttorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that his office has charged Williston-based home improvement contractor Donald Bevins with three counts of failing to maintain workers’ compensation insurance and two counts of violating a Vermont Department of Labor Stop Work Order.According to documents on file with the Court, Bevins failed to secure workers’ compensation for two of his employees performing roof repairs in Richmond, Vermont and another employee performing roof repairs in Essex, Vermont. In addition, Bevins continued to perform home repairs in Essex and Essex Junction Vermont after the Department of Labor ordered him to stop working immediately.Bevins pled not guilty to all counts and was released pending trial on the condition that he, any company he has an ownership interest in, or anyone working at his direction or request, not perform any home repair.Anyone with a complaint against Donald Bevins is encouraged to contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program at (802) 656-3183 or toll free in Vermont: (800) 649-2424. Source: Attorney General, February 17, 2011last_img read more

How much does it cost to stay fit?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nezihe SoyalanAs the summer season approaches, many Americans’ minds turn to the beach and… how they’ll look in their two-piece. Which, of course, is a boon to the booming $60 billion weight loss industry. Whether it’s gym memberships, personal trainers, weight loss programs, multivitamin supplements, surgeries, or fitness apparel, there are myriad opportunities for us to spend our money in an effort to be healthier and look fitter.Here’s a look at how much we spend on getting buff and healthy and strategies to save.Gym and health clubs:The gym and health club industry brings in $21.8 billion in annual revenue. Around  58 million Americans have gym memberships, but 67% of those people never actually use them. The average cost of a gym membership in the U.S. is $53 a month, of which $39 goes to waste due to underutilization. That cost can add up quickly with the extra cost of personal trainers. Among gym goers, 13% use trainers, dishing out an additional $65 per hourly session. According to a study conducted by Scarborough, millennials are 19% more likely to go to the gym. continue reading »last_img read more