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MEC, Manufacturers Association, Municipal League fear breach of fire-at-will doctrine

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Supreme Court would deal a “devastating blow” to the state’s 150-year-old at-will employment doctrine by sticking to a March ruling that a worker should not have been fired for having a firearm in a locked vehicle at work. Those are the stakes as seen by the Mississippi Economic Council, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Mississippi ...

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Old River Trucks extends reach from Richland to Lake Charles

» Family-owned Volvo truck company acquires three Louisiana Mack dealerships By TED CARTER Richland-based Old River Trucks, one of Mississippi and the nation’s top selling Volvo tractor-trailer dealers and servicers, doubled its size June 1 with acquisition of a trio of Mack truck dealerships in south Louisiana. Company founder Lee White says he saw acquisition of the Mack dealerships in New ...

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TeleHealthOne bringing its services to fred’s Pharmacy stores

Staff Report Fred’s Pharmacy stores across Mississippi are adding video-based health care to their offerings. TeleHealthOne, a less than 2-year-old Canton provider of telemedicine services, has teamed with fred’s Inc. to extend the company’s video health services to customers of the pharmacies. Private space will be set aside in the stores for people with minor ailments to receive a video ...

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State ban on payday loan rollovers called safe from new federal rules

By TED CARTER Mississippi’s ban on payday loan rollovers will stay intact after the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enacts a host of new rules on payday lending, the general counsel for the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance says. “Our current Check Cashing Act prohibits rollovers and unless those statutes are changed by the Legislature in a future session, ...

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Altitude Trampoline opening parks in Ridgeland, Gulfport

Youngsters and adults alike will have yet another bounce park option this summer with the opening of Altitude Trampoline Park in Ridgeland. The 26,000 square-foot trampoline complex at 853 Wilson Drive in Ridgeland joins Flowood’s HighHeaven Trampoline Park as bounce options for fun seekers. Altitude Trampoline Park boasts that its 26,000 square feet will make it the largest bounce park ...

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Banking Department assures CFPB won’t preempt ban on payday loan rollovers

By TED CARTER Mississippi’s ban on payday loan rollovers will stay after the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enacts a host of new rules on payday lending, the general counsel for the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance says. “Our current Check Cashing Act prohibits rollovers and unless those statutes are changed by the Legislature in a future session, the ...

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New overtime rules mean more money for workers, more challenges for employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule that doubled the over-time pay threshold puts more money into the pockets of 40,000 Mississippi workers but forces businesses to rethink their work arrangements with managers and supervisors. Managers paid below the new threshold of $47,476 ($913 a week) must be paid overtime regardless of how many hours in a work week they ...

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Feds unlikely to ignore Mississippi’s HB1523, lawyers say

Mississippi’s ‘Freedom of Conscience’ law needs time to ripen, they say U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch early this month unloaded on North Carolina’s “transgender bathroom law” with a seldom-seen passion and a lawsuit to boot. She compared North Carolina’s reaction to the legal and political gains of gays, lesbians and transgender people to the anger that followed President Lincoln’s Emancipation ...

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