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VIAW Newswire 12.26.12

Posted on 02 January 2013 by admin

Injured Colombian Worker on Hunger Strike That Will Stop Only If GM Negotiates

When asked how he felt, a month into his hunger strike, former Colombian General Motors worker Jorge Parra answered bluntly: “Terrible. But I feel the need to keep struggling.”

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Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire: Another Triangle Shirtwaist Fire?

A garment fire in Bangladesh killed 112 workers last week, harkening back to the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist fire 100 years ago on March 24, 1911, which claimed the lives of 146 young men and women, mostly immigrant garment workers.

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Departure From Strict AMA Guides Rating Justified for Ankle Injury: CA Work Comp Rulings

WCAB awarded applicant tow truck driver 29 percent permanent partial disability for industrial admitted right ankle injury and compensable consequence right shoulder injury, based on opinions from agreed medical evaluator and applicant’s unrebutted testimony…

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SC Mexican Restaurant Agrees To Pay Nearly $391,000 in Back Wages Workers After DOL Investigation

Three San Jose Mexican restaurants establishments, individually owned and operated by Eraclio Leon, Gregorio Leon Sr. and Antonio Leon, have agreed to pay 37 employees $390,960 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, which found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime, minimum wage and record-keeping provisions.

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US: Office Workers’ Tort Action Against Dentist Employer Alleging Sexual Assault

In Painter v. Atwood, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176655 (D. Nev., Dec. 12, 2012), a federal district court from Nevada recently held, in relevant part, that a civil action filed by an female employee of a dental practice alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress (“IIED”), battery, false imprisonment, and constructive discharge against the male dentist who owned and managed the practice was not barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Nevada Industrial Insurance Act (“NIAA”), the state’s workers’ compensation law.

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