HEALTHBEAT Everyday heroes
When you're a member ofan ambulance crew, you never quite know what your day will bring. These are medicine's everyday heroes - the emergency medical technicians and paramedics whose work is stressful... Posted on 5/17/11 at 7:04 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Not everything in Legislature is about the budget
While most legislative attention is focused on budget bills, several smaller measures also have passed the House, including:
A bill giving local governments the option to approve zoning variances. Ne... Posted on 4/5/11 at 12:43 PM
WORTHINGTON — Growing up in Worthington, Dan Wilson was acquainted with the controversial issues surrounding immigration.
“I was in school when they were dealing with the first waves of Hispanic immigrants,” said Wilson, son of Keith and Jean Wilson of Worthington. “This is a reality I knew. I knew people made a lot of sacrifices to do it, and I had also seen some of the reasons for the immigration. I was feeling connected to that last step of immigration, and it was intriguing to me.”
More than $77,000 paid to 21 EMTs for hours worked
WORTHINGTON — Sanford Medical Center Worthington has settled a claim with the U.S. Labor Department after a complaint-based investigation revealed the company’s failure to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The investigation dates back to July 1, 2008, when Sanford officially gained ownership of the local hospital. A press release issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department detailed Sanford’s violation, in which 21 emergency medical technicians on its staff were not given overtime compensation for on-call work hours logged from July 1, 2008, to Jan. 10, 2010.
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