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1) TN Bureau of Workers’ Comp Alerts Public to Scammer Situation

“…A scammer allegedly targeted a Tennessee woman by advising her to wire money in order to receive funds from a federal workers’ compensation program, the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation stated Thursday,” writes Cassandra Stephenson of the Jackson Sun. Victims are contacted via a Facebook messaging app. “…The scammer told the victim that if she paid upfront taxes for the money, she could receive a payout of more than $150,000 from the government. The scammer provided a Rhode Island telephone number to text for more information about sending the money, according to the release, and eventually video-called the woman, leading her to recognize that this person was not her friend,” according to the article. 

2) TX: Restaurant Accused of Providing Unsafe Work Equipment

Houston resident Rajaa Dow has filed a lawsuit against The French Corner, claiming an unsafe work environment, writes John Suayan of the Southeast Texas Record. “…According to the suit, the eatery located at 1104 Old Spanish Trail ‘forced’ the plaintiff to use defective equipment. The equipment failed and caused Dow to suffer ‘severe lacerations, cut (sic), and other injuries…’” per the article. Dow requests damages at an undisclosed amount.

3) 13 Days Out: Hot Seat Webinar on AMAs

Impairing the Guides: The Legal Assault on the 6th Edition,” is scheduled to take place Sept. 20, featuring Alan Pierce, attorney, author and Dr. Chris Brigham, physician and author. Pierce is host of the podcast ‘Workers' Comp Matters' heard on the Legal Talk Network, and Brigham is Senior Contributing Editor for the AMA Guides Sixth edition and Editor of the AMA Guides Newsletter. He is also author of the book, Living Abled. “…Both men will join Hot Seat co-hosts Bob Wilson and Judge David Langham for what is expected to be a spirited discussion on the issue,” according to a Current News article. “Registration is free and may be completed here, and a recording of the program will be available immediately after the webcast.”

4) LA-Based Resident Files Lawsuit against TX Employer, Claiming Incorrect Compensation

Although Kennedy Johnson claims to have worked 12-15 hour shifts for Century Technical Services LLC, alleging he wasn’t paid overtime compensation, writes Kristine Gonzales-Abella of the Southeast Record. According to court documents, he claims he was designated incorrectly as an independent contractor as well. “…The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek at the applicable time-and-a-half rate, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses and such other and further relief to which plaintiff and class members may be entitled.”

5) LA Restaurant in Trouble with Former Employees for Alleged Lack of Wages

New Orleans-based Doris Metropolitan steakhouse has agreed to what District Court Judge Susie Morgan calls a “fair and reasonable” settlement after more than 12 employees sued for back pay after allegedly not being compensated appropriately, writes Mary Ann Magnell of the Louisiana Record. Other defendants included DMNO LLC, Doron Moshe Rebi-Chia, Itai Ben Eli and Itamar Levy. “…They alleged the restaurant only paid them $2.15 per hour, instead of the $7.25 minimum wages, by claiming a tip credit. But the servers had to pool their tips into a pool that included managers. In addition, the servers claimed the restaurant did not pay overtime wages and required employees to participate in meetings without pay,” per the article.

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