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Fired Bus Driver's Lawsuit Could Change Ohio Employment Laws

Fired Bus Driver's Lawsuit Could Change Ohio Employment Laws July 25, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Cincinnati, OH A Cincinnati-based transit company is being sued over its hiring practices in a lawsuit that could have major implications for national and Ohio employment laws.
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Record New York Labor Law Compliance Award

Record New York Labor Law Compliance Award July 23, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY In what is described as the largest recovery of lost wages in the building services industry in New York, the city's Comptroller's office announced a $1 million New York employment recovery and settlement agreement with Capital Cleaning Contractors Inc. The compliance award was negotiated on behalf of 33 underpaid New York employees.
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California Overtime Bill for Farm Workers Awaits Governor's Signature

California Overtime Bill for Farm Workers Awaits Governor's Signature July 23, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Sacramento, CA A bill that already passed through the California legislature and is awaiting the signature of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger could drastically change California overtime laws for farm workers.
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Department of Labor Files ERISA Lawsuit Against Georgia Attorney

Department of Labor Files ERISA Lawsuit Against Georgia Attorney July 21, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Savannah, GA The US Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a Georgia attorney for allegedly violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA.
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Can Comp Time Replace Overtime?

Can Comp Time Replace Overtime? July 18, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL "Today's employers believe that they can give comp time—one hour time off for every hour worked passed 40 hours—but I know that is an overtime violation," says Martin.
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After One Year, New Jersey Labor Law Considered a Success

After One Year, New Jersey Labor Law Considered a Success July 17, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Trenton, NJ A one-year-old New Jersey labor law that allows for paid family leave has been considered a success thus far, according to the Asbury Park Press.
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Minnesota-Based Firm Accused of Denying Technicians Overtime Pay

Minnesota-Based Firm Accused of Denying Technicians Overtime Pay July 15, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
New Hope, MN A Minnesota labor law with national implications has resulted in a federal lawsuit, brought by technicians who claim Multiband Corp. (Multiband) is circumventing the legal requirement to pay overtime for hours worked above 40 in any given week. Filed on July 1, the federal lawsuit named Multiband Corp. of New Hope, Minnesota as the defendant.
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A Bad Day at Work for Discrimination

A Bad Day at Work for Discrimination July 14, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Chicago, IL Attorney Robb Stokar does a lot of workplace discrimination cases in his Chicago practice and he is never really very surprised by the kinds of things people endure. "People come to me with their workplace complaints on a daily basis," says Stokar. "There are daily workplace transgressions in this country. Some are reported and others are not."
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Attorney Helps Single Mom in Overtime Lawsuit

Attorney Helps Single Mom in Overtime Lawsuit July 14, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Modesto, CA Kim's attorney—whom she found through LawyersandSettlements—said she definitely has a California overtime case against her former employer. "He asked if I would be happy with $10,000 and that is more than I expected," says Kim. "Thank god my attorney is working on a contingency basis—now I have hope."
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Construction Accident Round-up: One Dead, Two Injured in Separate Accidents

Construction Accident Round-up: One Dead, Two Injured in Separate Accidents July 13, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Waverly, IA A construction accident recently claimed the life of a construction worker in Iowa. In a separate incident, two others were seriously injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Massachusetts. The unfortunate mishaps illustrate how dangerous construction work can be and how important it is to follow safety protocol onsite.
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