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S.C. pays off $1 billion unemployment loan By JAMIE SELF jself@thestate.com COLUMBIA Five months ahead of schedule, South Carolina’s unemployment agency has paid off a nearly $978 million loan that helped the state cover jobless claims during the Great Recession. The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce on Thursday made a final $120 million early… Read more »

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Sept. 11, 2014 OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule* requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation… Read more »