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SAN FRANCISCO/PRNewswire/ — The following is being issued today by FISHMAN HAYGOOD PHELPS WALMSLEY WILLIS & SWANSON, L.L.P., ELLAINE CARR & ASSOCIATES, PLLC and SCHNEIDER WALLACE COTTRELL BRAYTON KONECKY LLP —
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN
DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
If you worked for Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc., D&R Resources, LLC, or DNR Offshore and Crewing Services, Inc. in Louisiana, under E‐2 and/or B‐1/OCS visas, since November 8, 2008, a collective action lawsuit may affect your rights.
Present and former visa workers of Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc., D&R Resources, LLC, and DNR Offshore and Crewing Services, Inc. (“Defendants”) in Louisiana have sued Defendants alleging, among other things, various violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated workers since November 8, 2008 (the “Class”).
The workers have alleged that Defendants: 1) failed to pay them for all hours worked, including, without limitation, for time spent traveling to and from work and putting on and taking off protective equipment and tools at the beginning and end of the day; 2) failed to pay all wages owed to them, as a result of Defendants deducting certain expenses from the workers’ wages, including, without limitation, expenses for housing and tools and equipment; and 3) failed to pay the federal minimum wage, as a result of Defendants deducting certain expenses from the workers’ wages, including, without limitation, expenses for housing and tools and equipment.
DEFENDANTS DENY ALL ALLEGATIONS IN THE LAWSUIT. The Court has not made any determination regarding the merits of the lawsuit. But the Court has determined that the lawsuit should proceed as a conditionally certified collective action on behalf of the Class. A trial date has not been set.
If you wish to join this lawsuit or have any questions about it, please contact:
HEFFLER CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION
Attn: Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc. FLSA Litigation
P.O. Box 58970
Philadelphia, PA 19102
1-855-486-7346
To join this lawsuit, you must timely file an “Opt‐In Consent Form.” If you file an “Opt‐In Consent Form”, your continued right to participate in these FLSA claims may depend upon a later decision by the District Court that you and the named Plaintiffs are actually “similarly situated” in accordance with federal law.
YOU HAVE NOT JOINED THE LAWSUIT UNTIL YOU SIGN AND RETURN AN “OPT‐IN CONSENT FORM.”
This notice presents just a summary of the claims in the lawsuit. A more complete description of the lawsuit and your rights and options with respect can be found by contacting the Plaintiffs’ lawyers in this case at the following phone numbers and addresses:
FISHMAN HAYGOOD PHELPS WALMSLEY WILLIS & SWANSON, L.L.P.
Joseph C. Peiffer, Esq.
Loretta G. Mince, Esq.
Jeanette A. Donnelly. Esq.
jpeiffer@fishmanhaygood.com
201 St. Charles Ave, Suite 4600
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170
Telephone: (866) 309‐0800
Telephone: (504) 586‐5252
Facsimile: (504) 586‐5250
http://www.fishmanhaygood.com
ELLAINE CARR & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
Ellaine A. Carr
ecarr@ellaineecarrlaw.com
2434 Pass Road, Ste. A
Biloxi, MS 39531
Telephone: (877) 643‐2112 Telephone: (228) 273‐4410
Facsimile: (866) 929‐9201
http://www.ellainecarrlaw.com
SCHNEIDER WALLACE COTTRELL BRAYTON KONECKY LLP
Todd M. Schneider, Esq.
Carolyn H. Cottrell, Esq.
Peter B. Schneider, Esq.
Lee B. Szor, Esq.
ccottrell@schneiderwallace.com
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (800) 689‐0024
Telephone: (415) 421‐7100
Facsimile: (415) 421‐7105
http://www.schneiderwallace.com
Source: Heffler Claims Administration

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January 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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Blancco Expands Global Presence with SE Asia Office

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JOENSUU, Finland /PRNewswire/ —
New move signals another year of exceptional growth for world authority in secure data erasure
Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has opened its first office in Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This move marks a significant growth milestone for the company, which continues to expand its global footprint. Blancco has been growing approximately 25% per year during the last five years, with 2012 being another year of exceptional growth.
“There is an increasing demand for secure data erasure in Southeast Asia as awareness grows and legislative initiatives continue to focus a spotlight on the use of personal information for commercial purposes,” said Alan Puah, Managing Director for Blancco SEA. “The Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act was passed in 2010 and is scheduled to be effective January 1, 2013, further heightening the need for proper data erasure solutions and practices throughout the country.”
Puah noted that Singapore has also passed a Personal Data Protection Act to regulate the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal data and to impose obligations on how businesses manage that data, how long they keep it and how they dispose of it. “This is in keeping with rising awareness in Asia of the importance of data protection,” he said. “In the past two years, Taiwan and India have passed data protection legislation and Hong Kong has updated its personal data privacy laws.”
Against this backdrop of legislative reform, effective data erasure is becoming a key component of data protection practices, and Blancco is responding by making its solutions available to a broadening user base worldwide. To highlight the importance of data erasure for businesses and corporations, Blancco has made a white paper available on its website.
About Blancco
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The company’s products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at http://www.blancco.com.
Blancco SEA Sdn Bhd
Alan Puah, Managing Director
Email: alan.puah@blancco.com
Mobile: +6012-375-0125
Source: Blancco Oy Ltd.

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January 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

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Improve Food Safety in Food Production with Cleaning Solutions

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SHANGHAI, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The food safety law in the People’s Republic of China came into force on June 1, 2009. Food safety in food production companies plays an essential role in implementing the government’s regulations, as the food manufacturing industry is the core stage in the food supply chain known as “from farmland to table”.

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Most food poisoning cases each year are related to food-borne pathogenic bacteria pollution. There are many types of food production enterprises, such as wine, dairy, solid food, and more. These production plants share one thing in common, namely areas that get missed in the cleaning process and allow microbial pollution to jeopardize food safety. Food production plants should improve hygiene standards in both the “hardware” and “software” aspects.

In order to enable swift action and help the food manufacturing enterprises find the best solution for improving food safety, a Food Safety in Food Production Seminar will be organized at the 14th China Clean Expo (April 1-3, 2013) by UBM Sinoexpo. The expo will gather together outstanding enterprises from both home and abroad to display their latest products and cleaning solutions, and a seminar themed “How to reduce the risk of food safety” will address the problems faced by food production companies and also look at the solutions available.

About China Clean Expo

The China Clean Expo (CCE), launched in 2002, the most professional cleaning exhibition in China and one of the biggest of its kind in Asia, showcases the latest products and most innovative technologies in the industry. In addition to the participation of the world’s premium brands, the CCE also features a series of on-site activities including the CCE Awards, conferences and demonstrations, while gathering together the elite from the international cleaning community and forging the perfect platform to help facilitate world class trading, networking and educational opportunities in one of the world’s most booming cleaning industry markets.

For more information, please log on to http://www.chinacleanexpo.com

Exhibition contact: Steven Lee, Tel: + 86 21 6437 1178, Email: steven.lee@ubmsinoexpo.com

Media contact: Crystal Huo, Tel: + 86 21 6437 1178, Email: crystal.huo@ubmsinoexpo.com

SOURCE China Clean Expo

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January 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

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