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  1. Alcombright Running on Progress, DevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | IBerkshires

    Mayor Richard Alcombright kicks off his re-election campaign. Alcombright is running for a fourth term in the corner office.

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  2. Obama overtime plan hurts workers, businesses sayRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | NWAonline

    Retailers and manufacturers blasted a plan to make more Americans eligible for overtime pay, saying the move would stunt workers' careers and cost companies billions, while President Barack Obama touted it as a move to aid middle-class workers. Under the plan, outlined by the Department of Labor on Tuesday, workers who earn as much as $970 a week would have to be paid overtime even if they're classified as managers or professionals.

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  3. Roofer to Pay $1.6M in Wage CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

    A Wisconsin roofing contractor will pay $1.6 million in restitution and damages after underpaying workers on federally funded housing projects, according to authorities. Scott Watry, the president and owner of Watry Homes LLC of New Berlin, WI, pleaded guilty June 15 to conspiring to defraud the United States, announced U.S. Attorney James L. Santelle of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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  4. Acting VA inspector general retires amid criticism over patient wait times, false recordsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Canadian Business Magazine

    The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital. Richard J. Griffin has led the inspector general's office since January 2014.

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  5. Obama to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Denver Post

    The Obama administration plans to raise the wages of millions of Americans who work more than 40 hours a week by requiring employers to pay them overtime. Workers who earn as much as $970 a week would have to be paid overtime even if they are classified as a manager or professional, according to a plan outlined by the Department of Labor on Tuesday.

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  6. Stewart v. Rise IncRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | FindLaw

    Before MURPHY, MELLOY, and BENTON, Circuit Judges. Stephen Charles Fiebiger, Burnsville, MN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

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  7. Obama plans to modify overtime pay law for salaried workersRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    If you are a salaried employee, then you may be eligible for an increase in wages. President Obama has declared overtime pay for more workers in his meeting with law makers on Monday.

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  8. Millions could get OT pay with proposed ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    President Barack Obama wants to give millions of American workers bigger paychecks or more time off, and a proposed overtime rule issued by the Department of Labor late Monday night is likely to do just that. Texas businesses and their workers were scrambling Tuesday to predict the impact of the biggest change to overtime rules in decades. 1 comment

  9. De Blasio declares July 'Disability Pride Month'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Mayor de Blasio is declaring July as 'Disability Pride Month.'

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  10. New state laws take effect today with new fiscal yearRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    Hampton Roads motorists might see fewer delays in their commutes starting today, thanks to a new law from the General Assembly. Westbound trucks too tall for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel will be allowed to sit out rush hours on the south island, avoiding tickets and fines and, most importantly for others, backing up traffic as the trucks are turned around to find other routes.

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  11. Budgeting is no walk in the park, but Beach stinginess goes too farRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    How do we describe a city that wants to dump more than $300 million into a few miles of light rail, that merrily spends $32,000 to replace frostbitten palm trees and that then spins around and tries to pinch pennies with plans to close a tiny neighborhood park in Aragona Village? Romney Lane Park, deep in the heart of one of Virginia Beach's oldest neighborhoods, was put on the endangered species list last month by misguided bean counters in the city's Parks and Recreation Department. In a June 11 email to the Aragona Village Civic League president, Rick Rowe, the parks and natural areas coordinator for Virginia Beach, said the city did not own the park - despite official signs to the contrary - and was pulling out.

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  12. Overtime Proposal Could Shift Wage LitigationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Law.com

    Employment lawyers on Tuesday were still grappling with the potential implications of proposed federal labor regulations that would expand the number of salaried employees eligible for overtime. The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to more than double the salary threshold under which employees must be paid for overtime even if they've been classified exempt because they have management responsibilities or meet other exceptions.

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  13. ACAenroll.com Are Hosting Two Free Employer Wellness Seminars on...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PRWeb

    The Employer Wellness Seminars will address two important topics: ACA Wellness Plan Compliance and What's Needed In the Real World of Wellness. Geared toward CEOs, CFOs, CWOs, and HR Directors, the Employer Wellness Seminars are being led by two formidable experts in the corporate wellness field: Larry Grudzien, E.R.I.S.A. Attorney and Steve Van Der Watt, CEO, The Vitality Group The Employer Wellness Seminars will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Lisle Hilton, 3003 Corporate W Dr., Lisle, IL 60532 and Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Hallberg Commercial Corporate HQ, 6640 S. Cicero, Bedford Park, IL 60638.

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  14. Sand 'avalanche' kills construction workerRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    An "avalanche" of sand buried a front-end loader in Plymouth yesterday, killing the man behind the controls who was called an "old-school" tireless worker and devoted dad by his daughter. "He was a family man, he was tenacious, ornery, always right, even when he was wrong," Charles Pace's daughter, Amy Smith, told the Herald.

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  15. Highly-Decorated LSU Professor FIRED For 'Occasional Profanity'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    In December 2013, Buchanan was informed that a student had made allegations against her for inappropriate teaching conduct that fostered a hostile classroom environment. As a result, LSU Dean of Human Sciences and Education , Damon Andrew, suspended from her teaching position until a faculty committee and the Board of Supervisor separately tried her case.

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  16. President Obama's call for overtime expansion expected to have regional impactRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Joplin

    President Obama is proposing to expand overtime eligibility to an estimated 5 million people nationwide. Currently, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, salary-paid executives and managers can be exempt from overtime pay. However ... (Read full article)

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  17. Scott Walker Wins Conservative Cred With His 'Antigay Transition'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Advocate

    Those who watch the ups and downs of Republican presidential candidates - and wannabes - say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "has his groove back with social conservatives," thanks to his stand against last week's Supreme Court decision for marriage equality. Within hours of the announcement of Friday's ruling, Walker formally issued a statement calling for a constitutional amendment to let states define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

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  18. Proposal to Overhaul Overtime Rules Could Affect 85,000 Minn. WorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KSTP

    Nielsen works at the Garden of Eden in St. Paul. She fits the type of employee the overtime rule change would benefit.

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  19. exit-arrow-Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | News Times

    A White House plan to extend overtime protections for workers, including some managers, could benefit up to 40,000 workers in Connecticut and five million nationwide in its first year. The proposal announced Tuesday echoes Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's efforts to raise the wages of low-income workers.

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  20. Feds Expand Investigation Of H-1b Abuses As Calls For Action IntensifyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    At the request of Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, the Obama administration has expanded its investigation of the H-1b visa program, the same one companies are reportedly using to displace American workers. The Department of Homeland Security is now working with the Department of Labor to expand the investigation beyond Southern California Edison, per the initial request Nelson made following reports that Disney also replaced hundreds of tech workers with cheap foreign labor.

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