Category: In The News

Changes to Overtime Law May Mean Higher Wages for Salaried Workers

Changes to Overtime Law May Mean Higher Wages for Salaried Workers

| May 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Amidst protests for higher minimum wages, the Obama Administration is preparing an executive order that could mean boosts in income for millions of white collar salaried workers by removing some restrictions in the current laws concerning overtime. These proposed changes would increase the threshold of income under which all salaried workers would be entitled to […]

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Students Refuse to Pay Back For-Profit Loans

Victims Of For-Profit College Scam Refuse To Pay Back Loans

| April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Over 100 former students who feel that they’ve been taken advantage of by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges are taking a stand and refusing to repay their student loans. A group of students, initially dubbed the “Corinthian 15,” recently sent a letter to the Dept. of Education (DOE) stating in no uncertain terms that they would […]

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Still Don't Believe Tort Reform is Ridiculous?

Still Don’t Believe Tort Reform is Ridiculous?

| April 1, 2015 | Comments (1)

What do cows in the road have to do with medical malpractice or tort reform? We’ll get to that… Texas’ tort reform measures have resulted in the re-victimization of countless citizens who only sought to recover damages that resulted from the malpractice of a bad doctor. Now, one case is testing the absurd notion that […]

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Texas Child Abuse Deaths Unreported

Hundreds of Texas Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Unreported

| March 6, 2015 | Comments (1)

The problem of child abuse and neglect is a serious one, where in Texas alone, hundreds of child deaths related to abuse go unreported. These figures comprise both individual cases and those of occurrences in daycare facilities, and the fact that Texas has failed to report so many child deaths that are related to abuse […]

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Lillian Roan Daycare Abuse

Daycare Worker Arrested for Kicking Toddler. Abuse Caught on Camera.

| January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Daycare worker Linda Klemm arrested on child abuse charges after video of daycare abuse surfaces. A 48-year-old woman has been arrested after being caught on camera physically abusing a toddler at Kids Stop-N-Play daycare in Florida. Linda Klemm, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, was charged with child abuse after video surveillance showed her repeatedly kicking 16-month-old Lillian Roan […]

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Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities

Lawsuit Claims Years of Cover Ups by Catholic Charities

| December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

According to a recent news article, the family of a sexual abuse victim filed a lawsuit against Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and a former program coordinator of the organization. The family claimed the charity has a history of covering up cases that involve sexual assault. The former employee of Catholic Charities is […]

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Texas Nursing Home Care

Texas Nursing Home Care Ranked WORST in Nation!

| October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new report published by the Families for Better Care recently put Texas in last place when it comes to nursing home care. This report used eight federal measures to see the extent to which nursing homes and communities around the country took seriously their commitment to offering quality care for the elderly. The State […]

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Truck Drivers Violating Federal Hours of Service Rules

Federal Hours of Service Rule Sees Thousands of Violations in 2014

| July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

There have already been over 120,000 violations of the federal HOS rules during the current fiscal period. The new hours-of-service rules prohibit commercial truck drivers from driving any longer than eight hours without taking an off-duty break of at least 30 minutes. While there are other provisions of the policy, drivers violate the 30-minute rule […]

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Hospitals and Medical Malpractice

Safety Checklist Reduces Malpractice Cases for DFW Hospital

| July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Medical malpractice is a problem that continues to grow and has a serious financial impact on the cost of health insurance as well as medical services in general. While there are certainly lawsuits filed without merit, the numbers of valid cases continue to escalate. Fortunately, some medical facilities are taking an active role in helping […]

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Backup Camera Requirement

Backup Cameras For ALL Cars Starting in 2018

| April 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Starting in 2018, all US cars will be equipped with backup cameras. It’s scary to hear about accidents where children are hit by vehicles backing out of a driveway or from a parking space. While sometimes these incidents are caused by the driver’s failure to pay attention to what is behind him, in most cases […]

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