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Jane Mundy

Jane MundyJane Mundy As the senior legal correspondent for Online Legal Media since 2004, Jane has interviewed over a thousand people—including plaintiffs and attorneys— about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also a freelance writer for a variety of international and national magazines and newspapers, including Scientific American, Readers Digest, the Globe & Mail and the National Post.

Jane has also written The Ocean Wise Cookbooks 1 and 2 about sustainable seafood, both shortlisted for the Culinary Cookbooks Award. When Jane isn't at her computer or in the kitchen, she is hiking with her border collie Lizzy or traveling with her laptop. You can read some of Jane's travel and food articles at fork2go.com.

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Cash America Pawn Managers Deserve Overtime, Too

September 25, 2018.
Memphis, TN: Misclassifying store managers and assistant managers as exempt to avoid paying overtime is pervasive, particularly in the retail industry. Increasingly, however, employees such as managers at Cash America Pawn are understanding their rights and employers should understand that the potential consequences can be costly.
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Prosthetic Denial Lawsuits Filed against UnitedHealth Group and Anthem under ERISA

September 24, 2018.
Santa Clara, CA: Prosthetics with a variety of microprocessors are the new “wearable technology” and they’re making headlines. Companies have designed the devices with
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Employment Attorney Alan Crone Discusses Main Reasons for Overtime Complaints

September 14, 2018.
Memphis,TN: “We are seeing an increase in overtime complaints and in turn wage and hour lawsuits, such as the recent Cash America Pawnshop overtime lawsuit,” says employment attorney Alan Crone. Fortunately, the government and attorneys are cracking down on employers who deny employers their rights and they are helping workers to get what they are owed.
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Google Mail California Claims Expire end of September: File Now, Attorney Urges

September 14, 2018.
Santa Clara, CA: Attorney Ray Gallo has filed a lawsuit against Google on behalf of individuals seeking compensation for invasion of privacy. Gallo says that if you do not use Gmail but sent an email to a Gmail user, Google intercepted it and processed it for advertising purposes, and you may be owed $5,000 under the California Invasion of Privacy Act.
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Dentist Claims Injury, Unum Claims Sickness to Deny

September 13, 2018.
San Diego, CA: A dental surgeon has filed a bad faith lawsuit against Unum, or First Unum after the giant insurer denied his long term disability benefits claiming his injury is a sickness. The Unum lawsuit claims that Unum denied the dentist his rightful benefits to protect their own interests.
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Talcum Cancer Lawsuit in California Based on Trust

September 10, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: In the sixth talcum powder-cancer trial that began last month in California, Johnson & Johnson is accused of knowing its talcum powder contained asbestos, a carcinogen known to cause mesothelioma. Plaintiff Carolyn Weirick last year was diagnosed with the rare form of terminal cancer. She claims her illness was caused by using J&J’s baby powder.
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Are Tutors Independent Contractors or Employees Under the California Labor Code?

September 6, 2018.
San Francisco, CA: The education company General Assembly agreed to pay $1million to settle an overtime lawsuit brought by two former full-time tutors ( education instructors) who taught at the company’s San Francisco campus. This California labor law settlement may have implications for similar companies that hire independent contractors to work in the education “gig economy.”
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Aetna Denies Disability – Is there a Doctor in the House?

September 3, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: California's insurance commissioner in February 2018 launched an investigation into Aetna after discovering a former medical director for the insurer (independent medical examiner) admitted under oath that he never looked at policy holder’s records to decide whether to approve or deny their long term disability benefits. Now a California woman has filed a complaint against the huge insurance provider claiming a similar issue.
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Will the New Asbestos Regulation Put the Public at Risk?

August 17, 2018.
Washington, DC: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has enacted a new rule to purportedly strengthen oversight on asbestos: it will review applications for using asbestos in consumer products. But the agency’s critics and consumer groups argue that this rule makes it easier for asbestos to be used in consumer products, from construction materials to plastic bags.
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Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million.

August 16, 2018.
Oakland, CA: A California judge has given the green light to settle several California labor lawsuits alleging the retail giant violated California’s Private Attorneys General Act by failing to provide seating for more than 90,000 cashiers.
Read [ Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million. ]

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