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Old 05-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #521
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I travel alone and carry a $2MM umbrella on top of my auto policy. I don't think this is an issue.
It still can be an issue. Legally if you are traveling on official company business with your own vehicle, your employer, not you, may be liable. But if their own liability insurance does not cover their liability when you use your own vehicle, they have little option but to prohibit using your own vehicle. This may or may not apply to your employer's situation, but just because you may be willing to assume liability doesn't mean the legal system will transfer it or that anyone hurt will go after you instead of the deeper pockets of your employer.
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It still can be an issue. Legally if you are traveling on official company business with your own vehicle, your employer, not you, may be liable. But if their own liability insurance does not cover their liability when you use your own vehicle, they have little option but to prohibit using your own vehicle. This may or may not apply to your employer's situation, but just because you may be willing to assume liability doesn't mean the legal system will transfer it or that anyone hurt will go after you instead of the deeper pockets of your employer.
In fact, there would be so many layers of insurance coverage that the biggest fight would be over who ends up picking up what. This is just another control mechanism to infantilize employees.
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Not reimbursing for mileage shows an absence of common sense, but also a certain lack of intelligent leadership. Even if the staff attorneys have advised to the potential for liability a line executve should thank him or her and then include personal car reimbursement anyway.
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Another update. Looks like those TSA agents looking for cheap thrills will need to look elsewhere.
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The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will remove airport body scanners that privacy advocates likened to strip searches after OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS) couldnít write software to make passenger images less revealing.
TSA will end a $5 million contract with OSIís Rapiscan unit for the software after Administrator John Pistole concluded the company couldnít meet a congressional deadline to produce generic passenger images, agency officials said in interviews. Naked-Image Scanners to Be Removed From U.S. Airports - Bloomberg
Here's info on the new scanners Scanning the Scanners: A Side-by-Side Comparison - ProPublica
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Another update. Looks like those TSA agents looking for cheap thrills will need to look elsewhere.
Here's info on the new scanners Scanning the Scanners: A Side-by-Side Comparison - ProPublica
Wonderful!! Now, if we could get them to cease and desist with the overly intimate body searches (even of grandmothers and toddlers) I might consider flying sometime. I know, I know, modesty is soooo outdated.
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What I absolutely LOVE was the Oregonian who stripped to go through security at PDX. Homeland Security arrested him but the local Judaical system determined that he was excessing his constitutional right to express an opinion, not to titillate.

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