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  • Generous L.A. city policy rewards workers who take long injury leaves

    Generous L.A. city policy rewards workers who take long injury leaves
    Los Angeles Police Department clerk Demeturius Matthews took a full year off for an on-the-job injury after she banged her elbow into a metal filing cabinet. She didn't break any bones, city records show, but a chiropractor declared her temporarily disabled.
  • After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know

    The last-minute deal to allow retiree pension benefit cuts as part of the federal spending bill for 2015 passed by Congress last week has set off shock waves in the U.S. retirement system. Buried in the $1.1 trillion "Cromnibus" legislation signed this...

    Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury

    Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury
    HARTFORD — The embattled Metro-North Railroad has been slammed with the largest fine of its kind in U.S. history for retaliating against a worker who had reported an on-the-job injury in 2011, federal authorities announced Tuesday. In fining the...

    IRS' 'safe harbor' loophole frustrates those fighting labor tax cheats

    WASHINGTON IRS revenue officer Dean Prodromos was rarely a welcome guest when he arrived in the lobby of a company asking about its books. The longtime Sacramento, Calif., tax examiner took comfort in knowing he was helping to level the playing field for...

    States focus on long-term unemployed

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Maybe it was Tony Stanley's furrowed brow that was keeping him from getting a job. Or maybe it was his work history in many fields instead of just one. Or maybe it was that he was aiming too high, or maybe too low. The 50-year-old...