Month: January 2012

Historical Background And Development Of Social Security

The Committee on Economic Security (CES) On June 8, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a message to the Congress, announced his intention to provide a program for Social Security. Subsequently, the President created by Executive Order the Committee on Economic Security, which was composed of five top cabinet-level officials. The committee was instructed to study the entire problem … Read more


The public’s right to know information about the incident outweighs the Santa Monica High School teacher’s privacy rights, the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles confirms. After an investigation of a student’s complaint Ari Marken, a mathematics teacher at Santa Monica High School, received a written reprimand from the Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School … Read more

Sexual abuse by doctor in The Dalles reported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center 3 years ago, documents indicate

Frederick Field, a former anesthesiologist at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles is accused of sexually abusing patients. A patient at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles told hospital officials she’d been sexually abused by a doctor in an operating room three years before similar reports from other women prompted the hospital to call police.  

Businesses that help their injured workers stay on the job may be eligible for reimbursement.

Paying employers to help injured workers stay on the job Stay at Work is one of our financial incentive programs. We reimburse employers for some of their costs when they provide temporary, light-duty jobs for injured workers while they heal. Eligible employers can be reimbursed for: 50% of the base wages they pay to the injured worker. … Read more

Sexual Harassment: What Conduct Creates a Hostile Work Environment?

What is harassment? Harassment in the workplace is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws in many states. Employers can be held liable for harassment by supervisors, coworkers, and nonemployees such as customers or vendors. Employers should have strong policies against sexual harassment and clear … Read more

Overtime counts toward workers compensation benefits: Oregon court

SALEM, Ore.—For the purpose of determining workers compensation benefits, a claimant’s “regular work” includes overtime, Oregon’s Court of Appeals ruled has ruled. The case of Compensation of Judy A. Cole vs. Thrifty Payless Inc. dba Rite Aid Corp. addresses the claim of a warehouse worker who suffered a back injury.