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Workers’ comp benefits rejected for at-home fall

Nearly three years after a woman tripped over her dog while working at home, a state appeals court has ruled that she is not entitled to workers’ compensation insurance benefits for injuries she suffered. The decision by the full 1st District Court of Appeal drew fierce dissents from two judges in a debate about links … Continue reading Workers’ comp benefits rejected for at-home fall

Workers comp bill takes care of insurance companies, not injured workers

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Injured workers beware. The brainchild of Florida State Senator Keith Perry (R) Gainesville could add more misery to your life. If you're hurt on the job, Florida's workers' comp system is designed to put benefits into your hands without delay. Injured workers like Neil Eckelberger of Lakeland won't benefit from Senate … Continue reading Workers comp bill takes care of insurance companies, not injured workers

Owner of Carolina Beach restaurant ordered to pay $40K in back wages to 30 employees

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - A district court judge has ordered David Cole, the owner of Hurricane Alley’s and the former owner of The Dive in Carolina Beach, to pay over $40,500 in back wages to 30 employees. The decision comes after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division found … Continue reading Owner of Carolina Beach restaurant ordered to pay $40K in back wages to 30 employees