Employment

     Care Link at Home fired two nurses and threatened their nursing licenses to retaliate for their objections to being ordered to send only white nurses to certain facilities, the nurses claim in Dallas County Court.




     
     Champion Parts deducted ERISA payments from workers’ paychecks, but Ceridian Corp., which Champion hired to process the payments, did deliver the money to Blue Cross Blue Shield, according to a class-action complaint in Texarkana, Ark., Federal Court.
     
     Conn-Selmer Inc., America’s premier saxophone maker, illegally cut retirees’ health benefits, according to a class-action ERISA complaint in South Bend, Ind., Federal Court.
     
     The City of Dearborn and Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. fired two Public Works employees for truthful reports of corruption, theft of material bought with state and federal funds, and a coverup of the city’s pollution of the Rogue River, the workers claim in Wayne County Court, Detroit.
     
     Golden Corral Corp. fired a woman for truthfully reporting that she was raped by co-worker Alvaro G. Rodriguez, she claims in Tulsa Federal Court.
     
     Lawson Software fired its director of business controls for her truthful reports that the company was violating SEC regulations, Julie Paine claims in Hennepin County Court, Minneapolis.
     
     Morgan Asset Management and Regions Bank mismanaged employees’ retirement money by overinvesting in the Regions Financial-AmSouth Bancorporation Thrift Plan, according to a class-action ERISA complaint in Memphis Federal Court.
     
     Class-action complaints alleging Labor Code violations have been filed against these defendants: Dell computer, in Austin Federal Court; Illinois Bell Telephone, and Cermak Produce, in Chicago Federal Court; International Paper Co. and Box USA Group, Sina International, Alliance International Security, Alliedbarton Security Services, and Aldo U.S. Inc., in Los Angeles Superior Court; RJ Schor Inc., in Fort Lauderdale Federal Court; Dixie Metal Products, in West Palm Beach Federal Court; Foundation Financial Group, Adesa Florida, and Clockword Home Services, in Tampa Federal Court; Zylomed Corp., and Cray Construction & Development, in Fort Myers Federal Court.

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