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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE WORKPLACE — In most cases, state, federal laws exist for employers to handle any crisis

Recent cases of domestic abuse in the National Football League have made the news, but the problem is not new. Nor have businesses had to scramble to develop or adjust employee policies and penalties regarding domestic violence. Members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) say the majority of the companies they represent have policies in place. E. Russell ...

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Water association sues PSC over waiver for domestic violence victims

JACKSON — The Mississippi Rural Water Association has sued the state Public Service Commission in federal court, claiming the commission overstepped its authority and conflicted with federal law when it required a 60-day delay in utility deposits for domestic violence victims. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson by the association, which has more than 1,000 members ...

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PSC sticks to order allowing domestic violence victims to delay utility deposits

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission won’t reconsider its order to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days, setting up a possible legal showdown over the regulator’s authority over rural water association and electrical cooperatives. The commission voted 3-0 yesterday to deny a request from rural water associations and electrical cooperatives to rehear the ...

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TODD SMITH: Ray Rice Crisis Sacks NFL Image, Identity

Wow, what a difference a week makes in the world of corporate branding. In the last Spin Cycle, we discussed some challenges the NFL faces that could tarnish its image – including the simmering Ray Rice crisis. That was before the full version of the Rice elevator assault video surfaced. Now, Roger Goodell and the NFL looks more like a ...

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Presley wants waiver on utility deposits for domestic violence victims

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is proposing a 60-day waiver on utility deposits for victims of domestic abuse. Presley, who represents Mississippi’s Northern District on the three-member PSC, said the measure is intended to provide financial relief that would make it easier to get out of dangerous situations. The measure is modeled after similar measures in Louisiana and ...

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Presley introduces rule aimed at aiding domestic violence victims

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has proposed a new rule aimed at giving victims of domestic violence a financial means to escape dangerous homes. The rule, which is modeled after similar measures in Louisiana and Texas, requires Mississippi utilities to waive initial deposits for customers who have been determined to be a victim of domestic violence by a ...

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Trucking executive, 70, arrested for cocaine and domestic assault

BILOXI — Authorities say a south Mississippi businessman who has received more than $75 million in federal funds for construction work at the state Port of Gulfport has been arrested on cocaine and domestic assault charges. Biloxi police chief John Miller tells The Sun Herald W.C. “Cotton” Fore was arrested outside the Palace Casino. He’s charged with felony cocaine-possession and ...

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Run domestic violence out of town — in a purple dress

JACKSON — Grab your running shoes and favorite purple “dress” and join the Domestic Violence Services Center of Catholic Charities Inc. and Jaco’s Tacos for a sunset 5K Purple Dress run/walk fundraiser through downtown Jackson. The event will be held Oct. 25 with check-in beginning at 5 p.m. The run/walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Jaco’s Tacos located at ...

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