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Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.msnbc.com The wage theft lawsuits filed against McDonald’s last week in New York, Michigan and California threaten to breach a wall that for decades has pro...
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Boca Raton Shoreline Protection Project 2014
The Boca Raton Beach Restoration Project 2014 is one of the 9 ongoing Palm Beach County (PBC) beach nourishment projects. PBC must balance the needs of 1.3 million residents and 5.5 million tourists while protecting 4 miles of coastline, 1.3 million sea tur...
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The government recently launched an investigation into the hiring practices of both corporate-owned and franchise-operated McDonald’s outlets after employees of two separately owned franchises complained earlier this month that locals were being pushed out in favor of short-term, foreign guest workers. The local Canadian workers claimed the guest workers received more hours than they did, and that their hours and pay were cut as a result.
Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.ibtimes.com The country’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, as it is officially known, allows employers to hire foreign workers where there is a “” to do the job...
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The scrimmage line is forming  in the battle to formally give student athletes employee status.
Today's post was shared by The New York Times and comes from www.nytimes.com EVANSTON, Ill. — The imminent vote by scholarship football players at Northwestern on whether to certify a union has students, professors and athlet...
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On April 11, 2014 a Petition for a writ of certiorari was filed by KBR Incorporated, et al with the US Supreme Court appealing the ruling of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The US Supreme Court has docketed the matter as No. 13-1241.
On April 11, 2014 a Petition for a writ of certiorari was filed by KBR Incorporated, et al with the US Supreme Court appealing the ruling of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The US Supreme Court has docketed th...
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As corporate American devises new methods to reduce wages it also assaults the injured workers' benefit safety net including workers' compensation insurance. It results in rate benefits to go down and premium bases to become ...
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Pharmaceutical costs and workers' compensation: US Supreme Court may ultimately determine cost reductions by judicial determination in a pending patent dispute case.
The US Supreme Court has give generic drug manufacturers a favorable signal by not staying the mandate of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in an ongoing battle over a patent infringement. The decision of Chief Jus...
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New Jersey law currently allows tip workers to be paid $2.13 an hour, but requires employers to pay additional compensation if the employee’s hourly wage and tips do not at least equal the general minimum wage. The federal tip wage is $2.13 and has not been increased since 1993.
Wages determine rates of workers' compensation. The lowest wage earners go unnoticed in the struggle to increase benefits. Today's post is shared from njspotlight.com . Advocates decry current $2.13 per hour as unfair, while ...
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The minimum wage debate has a direct impact Workers' Compensation rates. It may be the only way to a advance benefits injured workers in a weak economy.
Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com No one should ever endure the kind of economic humiliation that comes with working a full-time job and making a less-than-living wage. There is dig...
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Jon L. Gelman is nationally recognized as an author, lecturer and skilled trial attorney in the field of workers’ compensation law and occupational/environmental disease litigation. Over a career spanning more than three decades he has been involved in complex litigation involving thousands of clients challenging the mega-industries of: asbestos, tobacco and lead paint. Gelman is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). He is the former Vice-President of The Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) and a charter member of The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.  He is also an avid photographer. jon@gelmans.com - www.gelmans.com