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Workers can now check status on E-Verify

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Immigrants and other job seekers in Mississippi as well as four other states and the District of Columbia with questions about their eligibility to work in the United States can now use a government database to verify their own status. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that people in Mississippi, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Virginia and Washington, ...

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Baker Donelson makes 'Best' list again

JACKSON — For the second consecutive year, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has cracked the top 50 of Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The law firm is ranked 50th on the 14th edition of this prestigious listing, moving up nearly 30 spots from its 2010 ranking of 77th. It is the highest-ranked Memphis-based company ...

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Hershey workers voting on labor agreement

HERSHEY, Pa. — Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey are voting on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs. Employees began voting this morning on a restructuring agreement that would expand one of the plants in Hershey and turn the original factory built by founder Milton Hershey into an office building. The voting was to ...

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Tyson settles donning/doffing case

WASHINGTON — Tyson Foods Inc. has settled a decade-long dispute with the Labor Department by agreeing to pay workers at poultry plants for time they spend putting on and taking off protective clothing. Federal officials have insisted that poultry companies pay employees for all hours worked, including donning and doffing sanitary gear before and after their shifts. Tyson officials said ...

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