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Dear Editor, Nurses shouldn't have to answer as to why they work so much overtime. The questions should be: "Why are nurses being investigated for working so many hours overtime?" "Why aren't LBJ Hospital's administrators and HR Dept. being investigated for making nurses work these many hours?" "Do...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga [
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged executive branch directors to “practice vigilance and diligence” to ensure that the “clock-in and clock-out” policy is strictly adhered to, as the Administration clarifies those who are exempted and not exempted from the policy. “To...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For failure to pay overtime to more than 120 current and former workers as required by federal labor law, Purse Seine Samoa Inc., has paid more than more $37,000 to the affected workers, according to the US Department of Labor (USDOL). Samoa News learned early last week...
Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga has moved to curtail overtime related to US Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) activities following Tropical Storm Gita in February this year. The move comes as FEMA winds down its activities in the territory, with the...