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January 2011 Archives

Exploitation of undocumented workers: they still have legal rights

A recent article in The Tennessean looked at the issue of employers' failure to pay immigrant workers. The article highlighted the protections available to such workers when their employers exploit them.

Protestors Respond to Chipotle Layoffs

Following a federal I9 audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted statewide, Chipotle Mexican Grill has fired around 700 Latino immigrant workers throughout the state of Minnesota. Of those 700, 150 were employees at multiple restaurants in Minneapolis.

HP Investigating Details of Former CEO's Severance Package

Multinational Information Technology Corporation Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest maker of computers, is currently in the mist of investigating the details surrounding the forced resignation of its former CEO Mark Hurd.

Military Contractors Forced to Pay Back Overtime Wages

According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Labor has ordered several military contractors to pay a total of $1,060,554 in back overtime wages to 865 Ft. Irwin employees. Ft. Irwin is a military training center located in the Mojave Desert.

7 Hospitals Settle in Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Medicare Fraud

The Justice Department Announcement announced today that seven hospitals in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama will be paying the federal government over $6.3 million in settlements involving allegations that the facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for kyphoplasty, a procedure used to treat spinal fractures typically caused by osteoporosis.

Non-compete Agreement Prevents CVS from Hiring Former Wal-Mart VP

Most are familiar with Wal-Mart's success as a company, and its uncanny ability to drive smaller competing businesses into the ground. But people are not necessarily aware of the legal battles Wal-Mart engages in to protect its marketing strategy.

Mexico-Based Cement Company Ordered to Pay Back Wages for Overtime Work

In this economy, everybody is struggling financially. In seeking to make ends meet, working overtime has become a matter of financial necessity for many folks. Federal overtime laws seek to protect employees by ensuring minimum standards of payment for overtime work. Unfortunately, sometimes companies fail to comply with these federal laws.

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