Daily Archives: February 15, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Keith Ecker  
Employees Sue Plant over “Gang Time” Pay

A lawsuit against a meat processing plant asks the question of whether employers or the law have the final say on what aspects of a job are compensable. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of workers at Creekstone Farms Premium Beef in Arkansas City, Kan., recently received conditional class action status from a federal judge. At the heart of the suit is whether the plant properly compensated its estimated 700 workers for overtime they accrued. The plant has a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Can Mentoring Stop Dads From Turning Deadbeat?

With the nation facing dismally low rates of payment on child support orders, states have tried everything to get deadbeat parents to pay up, including throwing them in jail. Now, officials in some states are considering a new idea — instead of prison, why not help parents get jobs? Ohio program to divert parents away from prison, teach life skills Tough economy sinking child support payment rates Federal program has similar goals of building parenting skills   Early Intervention A …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Ada Kulesza  
Teen Awarded $12.6M for Losing Limbs Because of Expired Vaccine

A jury awarded a Florida teenager $12.6 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the University of Miami Medical School for a medication error that caused her to lose all four of her limbs 13 years ago, when she was a toddler. But owing the jury deemed the mother half responsible for the error, the mother will ultimately receive about half the award. All commentators think the medical school will appeal first, though. Queen Seriah Azulla Dabrio gave birth to …

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