Bankrupt hospital digs into employee pension fund to pay its bills; Staffers allege NY hospitals cheated them out of OT pay;

> From August 2008 to October 2009, cash-strapped Sierra Kings District Hospital in Reedley, Calif., did the unthinkable; it used $1.4 million that was supposed to go toward an employee pension fund to pay for daily expenses. Article

> Public and private hospitals throughout New York City were hit with eight class action lawsuits last week, with more than 100,000 employees claiming to have been cheated out of overtime pay. Hospitals named in the lawsuit include New York University Langone Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Article

> While the IRS soon will be charged with ensuring compliance with the national health insurance mandate under the new health reform law, the organization's commissioner, Douglas Shulman, pointed out on Monday that there are limited measures the IRS can actually take. "These are not the kinds of things we send agents out about," Shulman said. "These are things where you get a letter from us." Article

And Finally... Apparently some people thought that "Weekend at Bernie's" needed to be a trilogy. Article

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