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California Expands Paid Family Leave Law to Increase Time-Off Pay – WSJ

Continuing a wave of expanding labor policy reforms aimed at addressing income inequality, California’s Democratic governor signed legislation Monday to increase time-off pay for employees who must leave work to care for their family. Source: California Expands Paid Family Leave … Continue reading

Court strikes down deferred disability benefits for injured workers | Business Insurance

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a provision of the state’s workers compensation act that defers benefits for injured employees who return to work is unconstitutional. Source: Court strikes down deferred disability benefits for injured workers | Business Insurance

Going Broke Badly: Celebrities Committing Bankruptcy Fraud | The National Law Review

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Recently, lawyers for 50 Cent fought against the appointment of a bankruptcy examiner to investigate Instagram photos the rapper posted of himself lying next to piles of hundred dollar bills.  In Source: Going Broke Badly: Celebrities Committing Bankruptcy Fraud | … Continue reading

Obama’s Power Over Immigration Drives Supreme Court Dispute – ABC News

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The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally.   Source: Obama’s Power Over Immigration Drives Supreme Court Dispute – … Continue reading

Nebraska Moves to Allow Professional Licenses for Immigrants

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  Nebraska lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would allow immigrants with temporary legal status to work in more than 170 professions, including jobs as teachers, nurses and doctors. Source: Nebraska Moves to Allow Professional Licenses for Immigrants

Disability Advocates Arrested At White House – Disability Scoop

Dozens of disability rights activists were arrested Monday amid a series of protests in the nation’s capital calling for greater access to community-based services. Source: Disability Advocates Arrested At White House – Disability Scoop

DOJ wants lawsuit giving immigrant children lawyers dismissed | KING5.com

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A federal court judge in Seattle is considering several motions in a case about whether immigrant children should be given public defenders. Source: DOJ wants lawsuit giving immigrant children lawyers dismissed | KING5.com

Owner of Anchorage financial services company pleads guilty to social security fraud | Local News – KTUU.com Anchorage

The former owner of an Anchorage financial services company has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $61,000 in social security benefit payments from his clients. Source: Owner of Anchorage financial services company pleads guilty to social security fraud | Local … Continue reading

Judge Rules Bankrupt Law Grad Can Cancel Some Debt – WSJ

A federal judge ruled that law-school graduates who file for bankruptcy protection can cancel the debt they racked up while studying for the bar exam, finding such loans are different from traditional federal student loans that are rarely canceled by … Continue reading

Supreme Court upholds $5.8 million award against Tyson Foods | Local News – KHBS Home

The Supreme Court has ruled for more than 3,000 workers at a Tyson Foods Inc. pork-processing plant in Iowa in a pay dispute with the company. Source: Supreme Court upholds $5.8 million award against Tyson Foods | Local News – … Continue reading