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Hawaii could pay over $370K in homestead lawyer fees

Apr. 12, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii could pay over $370,000 in lawyer fees after losing a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 2,700 Native Hawaiians who spent years on the waitlist for homestead land. The $370,418 payment is pending approval from the state...

Judge awards back pay to ex-lawmakers who rejected raises

Apr. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two former Illinois state lawmakers who argued that a freeze on raises violated the state Constitution can collect back pay, a judge said. Comptroller Susana Mendoza pledged to appeal the decision and called the former lawmakers “shameless grifters”...

House raises firefighter age on heart, lung disease benefits

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Friday approved a bill that would raise the age from 65 to 70 for workers' compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters . Supporters of the bill said more firefighters are retiring later. ...

People getting unemployment will have to look for work again

Apr. 07, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says that jobless workers collecting unemployment compensation will soon have to look for jobs again to receive benefits. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the weekly job search is a requirement of state...

West Virginia firefighters claim retaliation in pay dispute

Apr. 02, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Firefighters in West Virginia's Morgantown say the city manager lowered their pay in retaliation for their refusal to accept a settlement in a separate dispute, although the city says it is just making the firefighters play by the rules. The new...

German industrial union, employers reach pay agreement

Mar. 30, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union and employers on Tuesday reached a deal that will give workers a one-time “corona bonus” and envisions an extra annual payment starting next year. The deal between employers and the IG Metall union was reached in...

Ex-CEO ordered to respond to McDonald's information requests

Mar. 29, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has rejected a request by former McDonald’s Corp. CEO Stephen Easterbrook to limit initial information sharing in a lawsuit in which the company claims he lied about having sexual relations with employees and seeks to claw back millions of dollars in...

Spurred by lockdown, Spain gives 4-day week a try

Mar. 27, 2021 03:44 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — After years of waiting tables, Danae De Vries is one step closer to achieving her lifetime dream of becoming a theater coach. Ironically, she owes that to the pandemic. It was after last year's brutal lockdown that shut the Spanish economy down for weeks...

McCullers, Astros finalize deal adding $85M for 2022-26

Mar. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros finalized an $85 million, five-year contract covering 2022-26 on Friday. McCullers agreed on Jan. 15 to a $6.5 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. He would have been...

UK supermarket chain Asda loses ruling over equal pay claim

Mar. 26, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — More than 40,000 store workers at Asda, Britain's third-largest supermarket chain, can proceed with their yearslong claim for equal pay following a ruling Friday from the U.K. Supreme Court. The workers, around two-thirds of whom are women, first brought a...