Lawsuit alleges more than 250 labor violations during Maine blueberry harvest – Press Herald

Lawsuit alleges more than 250 labor violations during Maine blueberry harvest
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Eighteen migrant workers who came to Maine for the blueberry harvest have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against a farm labor recruiter, two blueberry businesses and several housing providers, saying they were not paid for much of their work

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DOL lawsuit leads to restoration of more than $2.3 million to annuity, vacation and hiring hall funds of IATSE Local 829 in New York

The trustees of the pension plan, annuity fund and vacation fund of Exhibition Employees Local 829 of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees in New York repaid a total of $ 2,256,817, with an additional $ 50,000 scheduled to be paid, to the funds following a consent judgment, which came after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed numerous violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The trustees have also agreed to make additional payments and forfeitures of their own annuity plan accounts, resign and take other corrective action. |||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ebsa/EBSA20131634.htm

DOL settles lawsuit with Nash Finch for $188,500

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has reached an agreement with federal contractor Nash Finch Co. to settle allegations of hiring discrimination against female job applicants at the company’s distribution facility in Lumberton. In consent findings approved by the department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, Nash Finch Co. has agreed to pay $ 188,500 in back wages and interest to 84 women who were rejected for the entry-level position of order selector at the company’s distribution facility in Lumberton.|||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20121871.htm

Judge rules lawsuit should proceed in case sparked by ‘Eliot Ness’ forestry … – Vancouver Sun

Judge rules lawsuit should proceed in case sparked by 'Eliot Ness' forestry
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It said Smallacombe abused his power by offering witnesses criminal immunity, seizing documents and records without legal authority, wrongly confiscating timber and obtaining illegal search warrants. A month later, in February 2011, Justice Miriam

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Mendenhall moves forward in lawsuit over lost endorsement – NBCSports.com


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Mendenhall moves forward in lawsuit over lost endorsement
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that no one should celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, and questioned whether the collapse of the World Trade Center towers was really caused by hijacked planes, the athletic apparel company Champion ended its sponsorship relationship with him.

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Judge orders defunct California construction company to restore nearly $520,000 to employee retirement plan following US Labor Department lawsuit

Fresno-based Explore General Inc. and Jaime M. Gonzalez have been ordered to restore $ 519,601 to the company’s 401(k) profit-sharing plan, according to the terms of a judgment and order entered in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. |||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ebsa/EBSA20120540.htm

Migrant farm workers invoke Charter rights in lawsuit – OHS Canada

Migrant farm workers invoke Charter rights in lawsuit
OHS Canada
The men were working in Canada on a temporary work permit as part of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). The statement of claim says they were fired and repatriated without "sufficient reason" or given an opportunity to respond tothe
Migrant workers sue firm, government in precedent-setting caseSt. Catharines Standard

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