Hialeah lays off 40% of fire department to plug budget gap

HIALEAH, FL &#8211 The city of Hialeah, Florida will lay off over 100 fire & rescue employees as part of a move to avoid a budget deficit of nearly $13 million. The layoffs will start Saturday, the beginning of the fiscal year, when 14 firefighters and nine trainees are let go and 12 vacancies eliminated. […]

Baltimore County accused of workplace disability violations

BALTIMORE, MD &#8211 The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating allegations that the Baltimore County government has harassed employees over their medical conditions and forced some out of their jobs. Sgt. Cole B. Weston, president of the Baltimore County police union, said the harassment claims arise from practices that he […]