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IT Services Firm to Pay $1 Million for Visa Violations

August 20, 2010
According to the Department of Labor, a Wage and Hour Division investigator found that some workers were not paid wages at the beginning of their employment, were paid on a part-time basis despite being hired under a full-time employment agreement, or were paid less than the prevailing wage for the locations where they worked.
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Employers Expect 9 Percent Rise in Health Plan Costs

August 19, 2010
The National Business Group on Health survey of 72 member employers found that 70 percent will have to amend their plans to eliminate lifetime limits, 26 percent will have to remove annual dollar limits and 13 percent will have to remove pre-existing condition exclusions for children under age 19 to comply with the law.
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Unions Win Round in 2003 California Grocery Strike

August 18, 2010
The grocers had formed a multiemployer bargaining unit to negotiate an expiring labor contract that sought to reduce health care coverage expenses, court records show. They also responded to the strikes by agreeing to share profits from sales among themselves.
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