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  • 20 Jun 2018 9:53 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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  • 18 Jun 2018 7:58 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Hospitals could unknowingly be putting patients at risk for infection, and the cause might be right under your feet.

    A new study found that the way hospitals clean their floors might actually be spreading bacteria and causing infections.

    More at source: ABC

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  • 13 Jun 2018 8:11 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Cheesecake Factory Restaurants found liable in $4.57m janitorial wage theft case - US-based full-service chain Cheesecake Factory Restaurants has been found liable in a $4.57m wage theft violations case involving 559 janitorial workers. California Labour Commissioner’s Office said the janitors worked at the restaurant chain’s eight locations in Orange and San Diego counties.


    The workers were managed by Magic Touch Commercial Cleaning, which was subcontracted by the Cheesecake Factory’s janitorial contractor Americlean Janitorial Services Corp. As per the citations, Magic Touch owner Zulma Villegas must pay $3.936m to the workers for unpaid minimum wages and overtime, liquidated damages, waiting time penalties and meal and rest period violations. It also includes a fine of $632,750 to be paid for properly itemised pay stubs and other civil penalties. Americlean Janitorial Services is also liable in the case.

    More at source: Verdict Food Service

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  • 12 Jun 2018 10:16 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Delaware cleaning service fined $1.2M for withholding tax contributions - News outlets cite a Monday announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that says 55-year-old Jeffrey Minner also was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution. The Justice Department said Minner withheld taxes from employees from 2011 through 2016, but failed to pay that money to the Internal Revenue Service.


    Minner operated several janitorial service companies including J.E.M. Enterprises, Inc., Service Master and Advanced Enterprises, Inc

    More at source: Philly.com

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  • 07 Jun 2018 8:17 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Jail Time For Cleaning Service Owner & Must Pay $460K in Restitution

    The owner of a Southern California janitorial firm was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Victor Vega of Oxnard, owner of Vega Cleaning Service,



    underreported the amount of his payroll and the number of his employees to avoid premiums, prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty to four felony insurance fraud counts in April. The Ventura County Superior Court placed Vega, 52, on probation for six years and ...

    More at source: Work Comp Central

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  • 31 May 2018 10:17 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    SEIU wins victory for janitorial workers at Express Scripts In an important victory for St. Louis union organizations, janitors at Express Scripts won a new deal with the company after joining the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

    SEIU wins victory for janitorial workers at Express Scripts

    Janitors working at the pharmaceutical company’s St. Louis headquarters will now be contracted out to a new agency, starting when the employees become union members on June 1. The contractor that currently employs them, Centaur Building Services, was criticized by the janitors for offering low wages and overly expensive health insurance.

    More at source: St. Louis American

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  • 24 May 2018 8:01 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    In his 2017 State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the state would require manufacturers of household cleaning products to disclose chemical ingredients on their websites. Several months later, on April 25, 2017 (coinciding with Earth Week), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) took a major step toward that end when it released the “Draft 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program. 

    As of this writing, however, the NYSDEC has not yet finalized its program or the disclosure form. In fact, Newsday reported in mid-April that Basil Seggos, the NYSDEC commissioner, said that the NYSDEC was in the process of incorporating the 864 comments it received on the proposal and that he was “not concerned whatsoever” ... 

    More at source: Law.com

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  • 18 May 2018 10:51 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Cleaning chemical sickens 2, causes HAZMAT scare in Emmett

    EMMETT -- Two Emmett residents have been released from the hospital after exposure to a then-unknown substance made them sick Thursday night.

    Authorities say the incident started at about 5:30 p.m. at ahome in the 800 block of South Boise Avenue in Emmett.



    Billie Hough, who lives in the house, said she found a plastic bag containing an substance under her bathroom sink.

    More at source: KTVB

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