In a meeting with her Saudi counterpart, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, in Jakarta last week, Retno raised the issue during a discussion on the protection of Indonesian migrant workers.Under Saudi Arabia's sharia law, drug trafficking, rape and murder are all punishable by death.Iqbal said they were surprised because nearly two weeks ago on October 19, Tuti was allowed to talk to her mother through a video call to say she was healthy and unworried about her execution."President Joko Widodo has the authority to summon the Saudi ambassador in Indonesia to ask for clarification and deliver an official protest", Usman said.Mum-of-one, Tuti Tursilawati was executed after she killed her boss who was raping her, and this sparked outrage in Jakarta.Tursilawati had been in jail for seven years after being found guilty and being sentenced to death in 2011.It was the fourth time in three years that Saudi Arabia had failed to notify Jakarta before executing an Indonesian migrant worker.Despite many … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia executed Indonesian worker: Rights group
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HARRISBURG — A change in the way drugs are dispensed under Pennsylvania's worker's compensation program might be on the way.The state House on Monday voted 101 to 92 for a bill that was drawn up in response to reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News about doctors and law firms specializing in worker's compensation that were operating their own pharmacies.The bill would direct the Labor and Industry Department to adopt a drug formulary, a proposal backed by the state's large business groups.Opponents argue the legislation is too vague and that injured workers are in a special category so shouldn't be subject to the restrictions of a formulary.Supporters say formularies are widely used and will provide drugs that are medically necessary. … [Read more...] about State House approves changes in worker’s comp prescriptions
Latest News Kentucky Senate passes bill to revamp workers' comp system By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story March 22, 2018 09:19 PM FRANKFORT, Ky. Kentucky lawmakers are closing in on making the biggest changes to the workers' compensation system in decades after the Senate passed the measure on Thursday. The legislation — backed by business groups but opposed by organized labor groups — will return to the House, which will consider changes made by senators. If the House accepts the revised version, it will go to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. A key part of the bill would put time limits on benefits for some injured workers. The proposed 15-year benefit cap from the date of injury would apply to certain workers filing claims for permanent, partial disability because of on-the-job injuries. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited … [Read more...] about Kentucky Senate passes bill to revamp workers’ comp system
Is the city of Detroit violating international human rights law? That's what some U.N. experts are asking after the city disconnected water service at thousands of homes where residents haven't paid their bills. The shutoffs have sparked outrage among some residents and is one of the most contentious issues facing the city since it filed for bankruptcy last year. Two U.N. human rights experts are planning to visit Detroit this weekend to investigate the problem. The disconnections in Detroit appear to conflict with a U.N. resolution that declares clean drinking water and sanitation as "essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights." Businesses and residents are trying to adapt to the city's crumbling water system. The water department is even improvising, and earlier this year jerry-rigged a system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels to bring water from a downtown fire hydrant to two nearby businesses. The makeshift system provided water for a coffee … [Read more...] about Are Detroit’s water shutoffs a violation of international law?
TALLAHASSEE — Meeting in a rare Saturday session, the Florida Senate approved revamping regulations for payday loans and supported expanding workers’ compensation insurance benefits for police and firefighters who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.Senators voted 31-5 to pass a measure (SB 920) that would allow payday lenders to make larger loans for longer periods of time. The industry-backed proposal also has sailed through House committees, though it has drawn opposition from some consumer advocates.The bill would allow the businesses to make “installment” loans up to $1,000, with repayment over 60 to 90 days. Current law limits the high-interest loans to $500 for periods of seven to 31 days.Supporters say the proposal was prompted by potential changes in federal regulations that could affect the types of smaller-dollar, shorter-term loans made by payday lenders in Florida. Also, supporters contend that payday loans play a key role for many low-income … [Read more...] about Florida Senate backs changes in payday loans, workers’ comp