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VIAW Newswire 11.16.12

Posted on 21 November 2012 by admin

NFL Falcons Can’t Seek Benefits in California

ATLANTA (CN) – Former Atlanta Falcons players who signed employment contracts in Georgia cannot seek workers’ compensation in California, a federal judge ruled.

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Keith More: The 2012 Workers’ Compensation Trial Lawyer of the Year

For 23 years, Keith More has been one of the few attorneys in Southern California to advocate on behalf of both personal injury and workers’ compensation clients. In that time, More has become known for his ability to handle crossover cases involving the two practice areas. He notes, “By handling issues related to both cases in one office, we have been able to maximize the workers’ comp benefits and compensation our clients deserve.

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Magic Johnson Sued for Wrongful Termination and Age Discrimination

Magic Johnson’s former flight attendant has sued his company for wrongful termination in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Workplace Homicides and Violent Work Injuries

Preliminary reporting by the U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics for 2010-2011 states that there were 458 homicides in the workplace nationwide. 22 of those work fatalities were in Nevada and were caused by violent co-workers, employers or others. However, not all violent deaths or injuries that happen at work are covered under workers’ compensation insurance.

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“Rounding” is lawful in California – as long as it’s even-handed

Pamela Silva brought a wage-and-hour class action against her former employer, See’s Candy Shops, Inc., alleging, in part, that See’s failed to pay her wages for all hours worked because the See’s timekeeping system rounded employee time entries to the nearest tenth of an hour/nearest six minutes.

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