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21st Century Oncology files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Cancer treatment network 21st Century Oncology filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday following years of declining revenue, two recent multi-million dollar settlements related to billing fraud allegations and a long list of ongoing lawsuits.<p>The Fort Myers, Fla.-based …

Wall Street May Get a New Chance to Gut Obama's Broker-Conflict Rule - Bloomberg

The finance industry may get a fresh opportunity to chip away at an Obama-era rule that cracked down on Wall Street conflicts of interest, as the …

Business

Yale grad students’ hunger strike can’t turn the tide for labor

The strike at Yale reflects the deteriorating condition of the American labor movement<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>On April 24, graduate students at Yale University announced a hunger strike in support of Local 33 of Unite Here, a labor union that represents workers in …

Education

Do you have to obey a noncompete? Here are the legal rights of workers leaving a job.

Have you ever been asked by an employer to sign a noncompete agreement? If you have, you are not alone: Around 30 million U.S. workers have signed …

New York Times

How Republicans Botched Their Drug-Test Legislation - Bloomberg

On St. Patrick’s Day, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan tweeted a photo of himself and Republican Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, both in green …

Drug Test

Trump's Sleight of Hand Will Bring Ruin to American Workers

May 25, 2017<p>10 Min read time<p>Trump's policies spell disaster for economic equality. And the worst is yet to come.<p>Donald Trump campaigned on a promise …

U.S. Dept. of Labor

The gig economy workforce will double in four years

It’s an Uber world.<p>The number of on-demand workers in the U.S. is expected to nearly double in the next four years. That means 9.2 million Americans are expected to work in the gig economy by 2021, up from 3.8 million last year, according to combined research by Intuit and Emergent Research.<p>The …

Lawsuit asks judge to block Kentucky's right-to-work law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Organized labor struck back Thursday against Kentucky's right-to-work law, filing a lawsuit that claims the ban on mandatory union fees in workplaces violates the state's Constitution.<p>Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a leading supporter of the new law, was named a defendant along with …

Right To Work

Warner exploring portable benefits for gig economy workers

Sen. Mark Warner is hoping to push the federal government to tackle the difficult questions about how companies like Uber and Lyft are changing the …

Mark Warner

New payday loan regulations come into force

<b>New payday loan regulations come into force on Friday, requiring all online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website.</b><p>The new rules are the result of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), published in February 2015.<p>Lenders are also required to display …

Money

For-Profit Colleges Sue To Stop Rule That Protects Students Of Failed Schools

Federal regulations that aim to protect and refund student loan borrowers defrauded by their schools could end before they even go into place, thanks …

Education

Each Cigna Employee to Get Five Shares

Cigna Corp. plans to give every employee five shares of stock, an unusual move that the company said was aimed at bolstering employee commitment as it moves ahead after the demise of its merger deal with Anthem Inc.<p>Cigna said the giveaway, which involves about 40,000 employees, will cost around $35 …

Business

A Senator Just Introduced The First-Ever National Gig Economy Bill

If you’ve ever taken a paid sick day, collected worker’s compensation, or contributed to an employer-backed retirement plan, you’ve taken advantage of benefits that are accessible only to traditional employees. But millions of working Americans who aren’t classified as employees — whether they work …

Sharing Economy

Hogan vetoes bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed a bill passed by the General Assembly that would have required employers in the state to provide paid sick leave.<p>…

21st Century Oncology Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

21st Century Oncology Inc., a cancer treatment giant, filed for bankruptcy Thursday after months of teetering on the brink of insolvency.<p>The company and its affiliates sought chapter 11 protection at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, N.Y. Bankruptcy court papers note total assets and …

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Banking ringmaster condemns beggar-thy-neighbour tactics

Practice known as regulatory arbitrage is set to come under increased scrutiny<p>Global banks' chief standard-setter has warned against a worldwide …

Business

Unions challenge Kentucky’s right-to-work law

LABOR<p>Unions challenge Kentucky’s right-to-work law<p>Organized labor is fighting back against Kentucky’s new right-to-work law.<p>The Kentucky State AFL-CIO and Teamsters Local 89 filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a judge to block the law’s enforcement. The measure, enacted in January, bans labor unions …

Right To Work

GM Accused in Owner Lawsuit of Using VW-Like Defeat Devices - Bloomberg

General Motors Co. was sued for allegedly putting defeat devices in trucks to beat emissions tests, making it the fifth carmaker to be accused of …

Trucks

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

GM Sued by Diesel Truck Owners Over Emissions<p>General Motors Co. was accused in a lawsuit by owners of diesel-powered trucks of using illegal emissions software that allowed the vehicles to bypass government emissions tests and pollute far beyond legal limits on the road.<p>Best Buy Defies Retail …

Wells Fargo

Consultant, HHS Employee and Hedge Fund Workers Charged In Insider Trading Scheme

Prosecutors say the government worker passed along information about funding plans for cancer treatments and kidney dialysis to the consultant, who …

Health Policy

Anthem battle behind it, Cigna gives stock to 40,000 workers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cigna Corp (N:CI), which recently won court approval to break off its failed deal with Anthem Inc (N:ANTM), on Thursday said it …

Stock Markets

US sues Fiat Chrysler over alleged emissions "defeat device"

<b>DETROIT</b> — The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions …

Fiat Chrysler

Alberta introduces first overhaul of workplace rules in almost 30 years

Print<p>EDMONTON — The first major overhaul of Alberta’s workplace rules in almost 30 years proposes that workers be allowed to take unpaid leave to …

Canadian News

GOP Lawmaker Drops Debit-Card Provision From Choice Act

WASHINGTON—The Republican author of a bill to roll back Obama-era financial regulations has agreed to remove a controversial provision concerning debit-card swipe fees that had divided GOP lawmakers and threatened to derail passage of the sweeping legislation next month.<p>Rep. Jeb Hensarling of …

Prosecutors investigate Bosch employees in Daimler probe: Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors who searched Daimler 's (DE:DAIGn) offices this week as part of a probe into diesel pollution are also …

Stock Markets

Union, contractors disagree about proposed Alberta labour law changes

Proposed changes to Alberta’s labour laws are “undemocratic” and could discourage investment in the province, the head of a contractors’ organization …

Canadian News

Former VW Compliance Executive Awaiting Trial to Remain in Prison

A federal appeals court has denied a former Volkswagen compliance executive’s bid to overturn a decision keeping him imprisoned before trial on charges he participated in the German auto maker’s emissions fraud.<p>The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday affirmed a district …

News (U.S.)

Hotel owner sent to prison for kickbacks from minimum-wage workers

The hotel owner owed workers $250,000, the government said.

Michigan

GM is latest automaker accused of diesel emissions cheating

General Motors is the latest automaker to be accused of designing a diesel engine that can cheat on emissions testing.<p>A civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan on Thursday claims the diesel versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups produce higher levels of nitrous oxide …

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Another court case puts the CFPB in danger

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government organization that acts as a consumer watchdog, was on the chopping block Wednesday.<p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments about the future of the CFPB in a case a mortgage company called PHH …

Judiciary