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2 hrs ago | WHAS11

School districts getting insurance bills

Some school districts have started getting bills over the past couple of weeks to help offset insurance claims against the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust.

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Related Topix: Law, McCracken County, KY

6 hrs ago | Washington Times

Whistleblowers credited in VA discipline decisions

Federal officials say whistleblowers contributed to a Veterans Affairs Department decision to seek disciplinary action against six employees in Colorado and Wyoming accused of manipulating health care data.

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Related Topix: Law, Life, Veteran Affairs, Cheyenne, WY

10 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

New Cadillac lakefront playground to be up by Labor Day

Before the summer is over, families should be able to enjoy a new playground on the shores of Lake Cadillac.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI, Law

14 hrs ago | Free Republic

Meet the SEC's 6,500 Whistleblowers

What do four adult entertainers, 138 engineers, a handful of pilots and a pastor have in common? They all think they have hot tips about an alleged financial fraud.

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Related Topix: Law, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Cybercast News Service

US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.

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Related Topix: Law

The Florida Times-Union

Federal government sues La Nopalera, alleges restaurant didn't pay minimum wage -- again

For the second time since 2011, the federal government filed suit against the owners of two La Nopalera restaurants, claiming the owners didn't pay its workers minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Law

Daily Kos

Labor digest

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released a mid-year summary of mining deaths across the country.

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Related Topix: Law

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Roby says manipulation at Central Al Va "off the charts"

U.S. Representative Martha Roby says strong evidence shows that manipulation of patient scheduling at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Administration was a "facility-led, standard operating procedure" as a huge number of staff members confirmed in a survey.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Alabama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law

Army Times

McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Law

JD Supra

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Regulations and New Model COBRA Notices

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued new proposed COBRA regulations. The regulations include an updated model general notice 1 and model election notice 2 under the federal COBRA law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance

Colorado Springs Business Journal

How to avoid getting hit by Wage and Hour

It's extremely difficult to stay up on all the changes and details of local, state and federal employment compliance topics.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Daily Policy Digest

Plaintiffs Can Receive Millions Under False Claims Act

The False Claims Act allows plaintiffs to file what are known as qui tam suits on behalf of the government, alleging the defrauding of government programs.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Healthcare Law

WTNH

Demonstration against sub-contractor at construction site

This morning people from the New England Regional Council of Carpenters will visit a now abandoned work site in New Haven to protest a sub-contractor and praise a move by the Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: New Haven, CT, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ABC News

The whistleblowers who may have inspired Edward Snowden, and a star of stage and screen

Their first guest is actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips, who is in Melbourne playing the King of Siam in The King and I at the Princess Theatre.

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Related Topix: Law, Celebrities, Lou Diamond Phillips

JD Supra

EEOC Addresses Interplay Between Pregnancy Discrimination Act and...

On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination , as well as a set of Questions and Answers and a Fact Sheet related to that Guidance.

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Related Topix: Law

JD Supra

IRCA Does Not Preempt FEHA, But Limits Available Remedies

In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. , the California Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act preempts the application of the antidiscrimination provisions of California's Fair Employment and Housing Act - which protect California workers "regardless of immigration status."

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Related Topix: Law, Immigration Reform, Personal Finance, Social Security

ABC2 Maryland

Is it time to end tip-based wages?

Some members of Congress continue to push legislation that would change tipping.

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Related Topix: Law

JD Supra

Stay Tuned: Impact of Supreme Court Decision on ACA's Contraceptive Mandate Uncertain

It's too soon to know the impact on the workplace of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that certain businesses may opt out of the Affordable Care Act's requirement to pay for birth control in their healthcare plans if it violates their religious beliefs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Law

The Columbus Dispatch

Many LGBT teachers unprotected from workplace discrimination

On the last day of school, one of David Schottner's first-grade students blurted a question in front of the class.

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Related Topix: Law, Reynoldsburg, OH, Gay/Lesbian, Ohio, Transgender

WSTM-TV Syracuse

NY to change signs for disabled access

The measure calls for removing the word "handicapped" from replacement or new signs, while using an updated wheelchair logo suggesting mobility, both intended to help remove any stigma attached to the designations.

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Related Topix: Law

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