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A Kentucky federal judge has revived a workers’ compensation benefit petition from a former painter and laborer who said he developed a respiratory disorder at a government uranium-production facility, saying a doctor’s report casts doubt on whether the U.S. Department of Labor gave all available medical records to the expert whose opinion torpedoed the claim.
A New Jersey Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation that would require employers to provide earned sick leave to their workers in the state amid criticism that the proposed measure would not cover per-diem health care workers and thus put patients at risk.
The Union Pacific Railroad Co. urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday not to overturn its victory in the Eighth Circuit that deemed its stock options for employees nontaxable, even if the high court rules against railroad companies in a similar and separate case before it.
Tesla shareholders on Wednesday approved a gargantuan performance-based compensation package for the company’s leader, Elon Musk, but he would need to grow the carmaker to rival Google’s parent and other tech giants in order to receive all of its nearly $56 billion potential maximum value.
A federal judge on Thursday refused to grant Providence Health & Services’ bid to toss the entirety of a proposed class action accusing the health care system of mismanaging a defined contribution retirement plan, denying its bid to dismiss investment management claims for lack of standing.