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DHHR Faces Deadline to Comply With Pay Order
Written by Your 5News Team
Created on December 27, 2012 @ 6:08PM
The State Department of Health and Human Resources is facing a tight deadline to give pay raises to state psychiatric hospital staff according to the Associated Press.  
A Kanawha County Circuit Judge warned the agency in October that if they don't meet a January 31st deadline they'd be in contempt of court.  The DHHR would then face daily fines of $50 per employee.  
The order comes from a 2009 ruling requiring them to provide more than a half a million dollars in pay raises.  A DHHR spokesperson says the agency won't comment on pending legal matters, but their policy is to comply with court orders.

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