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3 hrs ago | WWTC-AM Eagan

VA Report Finds Concludes No Deaths Linked To Delays

A new government report reveals widespread manipulation of scheduling data at VA hospitals nationwide.

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8 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Ex-top Chafee official Licht sworn in as judge

Licht had served as Chafee's director of administration since he took office in 2011.

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10 hrs ago | JD Supra

Coerced Arbitration Agreement Not Enforceable in FLSA Collective Action

Executive Summary: The Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a district court's decision denying an employer's motion to compel the arbitration of a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, finding that the court's decision was within its authority to manage such actions.

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14 hrs ago | JD Supra

Court Upholds Employer's Inflexible Leave Policy

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a number of lawsuits against companies with inflexible leave policies, claiming the policies are discriminatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act .

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16 hrs ago | JD Supra

Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Breaks

According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all employers with more than 50 employees nationwide are required to comply.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Nursing, Medicine

19 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

EEOC Sues Costco for Sex Discrimination

According to the EEOC's complaint, Costco violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects employees against sex discrimination, when the company failed to take steps to protect one of its female employees from unwelcome advances of one of its warehouse member-customers.

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21 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Raising the minimum wage proves to be an economic stimulus

A new study has shown that raising the federal minimum wage to around ten dollars would lift five to six million Americans out of poverty.

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Yesterday | TurnTo23.com

Blind man & his dog asked to leave waiting room

"He is trained to stop if theres any danger ahead of me," Garcia tells 23ABC. "He keeps me safe.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Testimony ends in federal online ballot tool case

A judge said Tuesday that he expects to rule "very quickly" on a lawsuit seeking to force Maryland officials to implement an online ballot-marking tool for the blind, a case that could impact other states that don't use the tool.

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Daily Herald

Quinn signs pregnancy anti-discrimination measure

New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

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Related Topix: Law, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Silicon Alley Insider

8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing At Work

The workplace can be a difficult space to operate from a social perspective. You always want to be friendly, but there are some topics that are simply inappropriate for the office.

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TheBlaze.com

GOP probes $600,000 for posters, $100,000 book club, other wasteful spending at Department of Labor

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is asking the Department of Labor for all information about a series of wasteful spending, including spending $600,000 on posters for the department's elevators, and $100,000 to promote a book club.

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Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

TheBlaze.com

Lawmaker slams Obama's American Legion speech: 'No one...

House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller blasted President Barack Obama Tuesday for claiming that the broken Department of Veterans Affairs is being repaired, and said the absence of decisions to fire officials involved in the VA health care scandal show this is not the case.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Governor outlines steps to challenge federal labor rule

Gov. Sam Brownback last week met with the elderly and individuals with disabilities to outline actions he is taking to challenge a new federal Department of Labor rule that will compromise the state's system of providing their in-home care and services.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Law, Kansas, Healthcare Law

JD Supra

OFCCP's Newest Directive: Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination

The stated purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' August 19, 2014 Directive 2014-02 is to make clear that discrimination "based on sex" includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Law

Construction Equipment

Contractor Pays Nearly $1 Million to Fired Whistleblowers

Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law, Environmental Law

Detroit News

Andy Dillon might get role in managing Detroit's retiree health care benefits

After helping usher Detroit into bankruptcy court, former state Treasurer Andy Dillon might get a role in managing the city's retiree health care benefits after it emerges from Chapter 9. The Retired Detroit Police & Fire Fighters Association wants to appoint Dillon to the board of a new trust that will manage health care benefits for retired ... (more)

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Alabama Live

As focus shifts away from workshops, Mobile ARC is looking for employers willing to give the disabled a chance

MOBILE, Alabama - On a hot Thursday morning at Hank Aaron Stadium, Keith Gates is hard at work - a broom in one hand and dustpan in the other.

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Dallas Morning News

Addison restaurant owner: Waitress wasn't fired for being pregnant

The owner of several well-known local restaurants says he's "surprised" by a lawsuit filed Monday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is alleging "pregnancy discrimination."

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Law

KTAR

Tempe proposition would add protections for LGBT community

The city of Tempe could become the first city in Arizona to include sexual orientation as a protected class from workplace discrimination.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Law, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

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