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VIAW Newswire 08.22.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Why I’m standing up to Wal-Mart
For six years, I worked for the company. But when I decided to strike, they fired me. Now I’m firing back
http://www.salon.com

Did Forever 21 cut worker hours to save on health care?
That’s what you’re hearing on the Internet after the L.A.-based fashion retailer said in a memo that it would reduce hours for some of its employees to a maximum of 29.5 per week. Under the new Affordable Care Act, 30 hours is the magic number for workers to be considered full time – and businesses with 50 or more full-time employees must provide health care coverage.
http://www.laobserved.com

What Does That Stand For? Commonly Used Acronyms in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Every profession has certain turns of phrase or acronyms they use on a daily basis that, to the layperson, mean very little and may only serve to add confusion to an already difficult issue. The legal profession and the representation of injured workers is no different. Injured workers often find themselves traveling down a confusing road armed only with directions written in an unfamiliar or foreign-sounding language. The experienced attorneys at our firm navigate clients down this road on a daily basis
http://iowaworkcomplaw.com

Southern Cal Edison Says Power Poles Are Overloaded
Southern California Edison says nearly a quarter of the utility poles checked in a recent study were overloaded and didn’t meet safety requirements.
http://www.claimsjournal.com

Hospitals Tap Social Media To Seek Feedback From Patients, Families
Hospitals increasingly are turning to Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites to recruit patients and families as advisers on health care improvements, the Wall Street Journal reports.
http://www.ihealthbeat.org

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