ProfNet Experts Available on Estate Planning, Personal Injury Cases, More Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • Bill Mandating Condom Use in Adult Film Industry
  • Offshore Operators Face Costly New Bond Rules
  • Robin Williams' Estate in Order
  • Russian Sanctions Cut Both Ways
  • Wise Would-Be Employers Won't Seek W2 Forms
  • Helping Brain Injury Victims After Auto Accidents

MEDIA JOBS

  • Reporter - Debtwire (NY)
  • Spot News Reporter - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)
  • Assistant News Director - The Associated Press (AZ)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • ProfNet Success Story: Dana Manciagli, Global Career Expert
  • Spotlight: Rachel Weingarten, Lifestyle Writer, Columnist, Author
  • Grammar Hammer: One Space, Two Spaces


EXPERT ALERTS:

Bill Mandating Condom Use in Adult Film Industry
David Mech
Documentary Film Producer
Shorts & Sandals Entertainment
"The likely passage of the California State Assembly bill requiring condoms to be used in the production of all explicit adult media within the State of California is much overdue. Anyone who has worked in the adult film industry over the last few decades is well aware that contracting Chlamydia, gonorrhea or another STI is simply part of the job. If the bill passes the State Senate, it will finally extend workplace safety standards to California's most marginalized workforce -- their lawful sex workers. I hope other states will follow California's lead."
Mech is available to discuss California Assembly's bill mandating condom use in the adult film industry.
ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/David_Mech
Website: http://www.RiskyBusinessTheMovie.com
Expert Contact: ShortsAndSandalsEnt@gmail.com

Offshore Operators Face Costly New Bond Rules
Glenn Legge
Energy, Regulatory and Insurance Attorney
Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P., in Houston
"A major overhaul of decades-old federal rules governing bonds provided by offshore operators could be costly and complicated for the industry. Currently, the bonds required by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are designed to make sure taxpayers aren't stuck with potential liabilities, mostly covering royalties, rental fees and the costs of shutting down old wells. But the proposed rules – open for industry input through Oct. 20 – are far more expansive. BOEM is transitioning from regulating bonding to cover rents, royalties and well decommissioning into comprehensive risk management analysis. This would involve a much more invasive inspection of a lessee's insurance and risk management program. It also dovetails with the huge damages that could result from a cyberattack on an offshore facility and the fact that most of those damages are often excluded by insurers."
Media Contact: Kit Frieden, kit@androvett.com

Robin Williams' Estate in Order
Jessica Dunne
Probate and Estate Attorney
Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C. in Dallas
"The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams shocked and saddened the world. However, our early information is that he had prepared a sound estate plan. Aside from losing a loved one, his survivors might have faced a nightmare of legal complications and unnecessary expense if Mr. Williams had not made certain that his estate was in order. Preliminary reports indicate that Mr. Williams established at least one revocable trust for estate-planning purposes, hopefully shielding his loved ones from excessive taxation and unnecessary time in probate court. He lived in California where the probate process has a reputation for being especially drawn out, so this foresight will likely prove invaluable to his loved ones as they try to deal with his death."
Media Contact: Dave Moore, dave@androvett.com
 

Russian Sanctions Cut Both Ways
Andrew Melsheimer
Attorney
Thompson & Knight in Dallas
"The successive rounds of sanctions affecting the Russian economy are beginning to show a trickle-down effect. Reports indicate that no Russian companies were extended loans from U.S. or European financial institutions in July, the first such credit drought in recent years. Meanwhile, U.S. companies are recognizing how the latest sanctions may affect their own economic future. The sanctions are making it increasingly harder for companies to do business in Russia, or for foreign companies operating in Russia to use U.S. sourced products and equipment in their operations. U.S. manufacturers and suppliers are at risk of losing an important consumer of products and services, such as the highly specialized equipment needed to develop Russia's emerging energy resources in the Arctic and West Siberia."
Media Contact: Barry Pound, barry@androvett.com
 

Wise Would-Be Employers Won't Seek W2 Forms
Audrey Mross
Labor and Employment Attorney
Munck Wilson Mandala in Dallas
"While it is legal for companies to ask job candidates for a copy of their past W2 forms prior to making an employment offer, it may not be the best idea. One reason: W2 forms may not accurately reflect an applicant's previous salary since the document will include all forms of pay, not just weekly wages. More importantly, if a company uses past wage information to pay those in a protected class – such as women, minorities, or immigrants – less than others, it could face big trouble. The bottom line is just because you can ask the question doesn't mean you should ask the question. Most companies offer compensation based on the job a worker is seeking, not on what they were paid previously."
Media Contact: Mark Annick, mark@androvett.com

Helping Brain Injury Victims After Auto Accidents
David Christensen
Attorney & Counselor
Christensen Law
A concussion or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause permanent brain damage, so it should be taken seriously, according to a recent study by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The negative effects on the lives of traumatic brain injury victims can increase the longer it is untreated, so an auto accident victim should see a doctor as soon as possible. Says Christensen: "Victims of severe TBI are going through a life-changing event. They need to safeguard their future."
Christensen is passionate about helping brain injury victims. He is considered an authority in the field of representing traumatic brain injury victims. He is fluent in the language of neuroimaging, micro-damage and neuropsychology. He was one of the earliest trial attorneys to aggressively advocate for TBI victims when he tried his first TBI case over 22 years ago.
Website: http://www.davidchristensenlaw.com
Media Contact: Sue Voyles, sue@logos-communications.com

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com

  • PROFNET SUCCESS STORY: DANA MANCIAGLI, GLOBAL CAREER EXPERT. Manciagli recently quit her 30-year career in sales/marketing to embark on solopreneur venture. Within the first months that she has been in business she has received hundreds of thousands of impressions in top-tier and trade publications such as The Fiscal Times and Forbes – all with the help of ProfNet. Read more about her successes here: http://prn.to/1roHrWR
  • SPOTLIGHT: RACHEL WEINGARTEN, LIFESTYLE WRITER, COLUMNIST, AUTHOR. This spotlight belongs to Rachel Weingarten, an internationally recognized lifestyle writer, style columnist and award-winning author. She's a prolific freelance writer and weekly style columnist for Parade.com, and opinion columnist for NYC's most widely read daily newspaper amNewYork. Read more about a day in the life of Rachel Weingarten: http://prn.to/1ropDej
  • GRAMMAR HAMMER: ONE SPACE, TWO SPACES. What's your preferred convention when putting space after a period or the end of a sentence? One space? Two spaces? Cathy Spicer explores this ongoing debate: http://prn.to/1tx2PaR

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