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VIAW Newswire 06.19.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

CA DWC Issues Notice Of Public Hearing For An RBRVS-Based Physician Fee Schedule
Sacramento, CA ( – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued the notice of public hearing for a resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) based physician fee schedule. A public hearing on the proposed regulations has been scheduled at 10 a.m., July 17, in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA, 94612. Members of the public may also submit written comment on the regulations until 5 p.m. that day.

Pregnant workers often fired or made to take unpaid leave, report says
Pregnant workers, especially those in low-wage jobs, are still routinely fired or made to take unpaid leave before giving birth, a report finds.

McD’s worker sues: Don’t pay by debit card
All Natalie Gunshannon wanted was to be paid a fair wage for her work, she said.
Gunshannon, 27, of Dallas Township, worked at McDonald’s Restaurant on the Dallas Highway from April 24 to May 15. When she received her first paycheck, enclosed was a Chase Bank debit card with instructions on how to use it and the fees attached.

Guitar Center: Prices So Low, Employees Can’t Survive on Wages
At the end of May, employees at Guitar Center’s flagship store in Manhattan overwhelmingly voted to form a union of its fifty-seven retail workers.

Summertime and Questionable Workers Compensation Claims
With the arrival of warmer temperatures most employers will start to question an increase in subjective injuries. This is with good reason since some employees would like to enjoy a little extra R&R without having to take time from their vacation bank of hours.

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