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Thursday March 16th, 2023 day edition

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Law firms Related documents Home health care agency didn't violate wage law by docking PTO, court says.

Ruling is first of its kind by an appeals court.

March 15 (Reuters) - Paid time off that workers accumulate is not a part of their salary under U.S. wage law, meaning employers can take away paid leave when salaried workers do not meet productivity quotas, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that Bayada Home Health Care Inc did not violate federal wage law by docking salaried employees' paid time off, or PTO, when they did not work required weekly hours.

The case marked the first time that a U.S. appeals court was asked whether paid time off counts as part of an employee's salary.

The question is important because salaried workers can become eligible for overtime pay if employers make deductions from their wages.

A group of Bayada employees, including nurses, physical therapists and social workers, sued the company in Scranton, Pennsylvania federal court in 2016. »

Republicans Accept No Blame For Bank Failures After They Voted To Deregulate Banks

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Instead, Republicans blame the regulators for failing to spot problems on balance sheets at Silicon Valley Bank in California and Signature Bank in New York.

The Democrats who supported the measure told HuffPost this week they had no regrets because regional banks needed regulatory relief.

Nevertheless, Republicans on the Banking Committee insisted the Fed should have maintained stricter oversight in the case of Silicon Valley Bank. »

Updates to Cystic Fibrosis Conditions Qualifying for a Wish

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Given the ongoing life-changing advances in cystic fibrosis, beginning in January 2024, cystic fibrosis will no longer automatically qualify for a wish.

CF will be eligible when accompanied by additional complications or factors that make the current situation critical.

Some CF patients live well into adulthood, and medical advancements and improved treatments have significantly improved the quality of life and extended the average life of CF patients. »

Experimental pill achieves complete cancer remission in 18 people with aggressive leukemia

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An experimental pill has achieved the complete remission of cancer in 18 near-terminal patients with aggressive tumors that did not respond to treatments.

The illness, acute myeloid leukemia, is the most common blood cancer in adults, accounting for 120,000 cases each year.

Acute myeloid leukemia attacks bone marrow, where blood cells are produced, and causes the uncontrolled production of defective cells. »

The 8-year-old daughter of a Vladimir Putin ally is listed as the owner of a multimillion-dollar apartment in one of London's most exclusive areas

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Vladimir Gruzdev is a Vladimir Putin ally whose net worth was estimated to be $900 million in 2021.

His 8-year-old daughter owns a London apartment that could be worth $5 million to $10 million today.

The 8-year-old daughter of a Vladimir Putin ally is listed as the owner of a multimillion-dollar apartment in London, documents seen by Insider show. »