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John Celock

Governor's Husband Given Permission For Legal Work | John Celock | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Oklahoma ethics officials have granted permission for the husband of Gov. Mary Fallin (R) to do business with two parts of state government. Falli...

Dave Jamieson

Senators Set To Slash Benefits For Disabled Civil Servants | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking to cut benefits for federal workers disabled on the job, a budget-trimming move that critics warn ...

Indiana Postal Worker Admits To Sex Toy Shop Fraud

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

An Indiana postal worker faces up to five years in prison for fraud after claiming she had no income while secretly managing an online sex toy shop ca...

A Wisconsin Centennial Worth Celebrating

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the news yesterday was a bit depressing for progressives, I thought it was time to mark an important upcoming centennial: on the first of September in 1911, the first constitutional workers' compensation law took full effect in Wisconsin.

Illinois House Rejects Overhaul Of Workers' Compensation System

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.30.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- A workers compensation package championed by Gov. Pat Quinn went down to dramatic defeat Sunday, killed by House Republicans who worrie...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Comp Programs Under Attack | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

Former cop Bill Fournier told the Maine state legislature last week about the time he responded to a crime scene and found a 4-year-old girl burned al...

FORGOTTEN: Injured Oil Refinery Contractors Find Few Remedies

The Center for Public Integrity | Jim Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some refinery workers are killed on the spot and duly memorialized, their survivors compensated financially for expenses, pain and suffering. Others, ...

The Widening Gap Between Company Productivity And Workers Wages 'Redolent Of Scrooge' [CHART]

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As corporate America picks up steam -- The Economist described the current profit-reporting season as "shaping up to be one of the best ever" -- when ...

Modern Medicine: Healing or Stealing?

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

I am as certain as I can be of anything in this fallen world that my father did not go into medicine to get rich or famous; now it's a different story.

Open Letter to IRS: End Employee Misclassification Now

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

It's time for the IRS to get serious about the practice of employee misclassification, which will continue to add billions in tax losses if left unchecked.

The Ports Challenge

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James P. Hoffa

I hate to think we've become a country that has lost the concept of public purpose, a country that allows corporations to poison the people who live nearby. But apparently they're too much for the trucking industry.

Widow Stuck With Bill After Insurer Approved Husband's Treatment

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. Fanny Gonzalez's husband ...

McDonald's McScrews Hero Out of Money [UPDATED]

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weiner

A Huffington Post commenter received an email from McDonald's (reprinted here) saying that the franchise owner is now offering to pay for all medical costs if Haskett loses his appeal.

State Shortchanged Hurt Workers For 30 Years

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oops! The state unit that handles compensation claims for injured workers has concluded that Illinois short-changed at least some beneficiaries and th...

Top 10 Most Painful Professions | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

No matter how much you love your job, there always will be days of strain and headaches. But for some, work brings daily aches and pains that can deve...