Saturday, July 29, 2023

In-N-Out Bans Employees in 5 States from Wearing Masks Without Doctor’s Note; Wichita Chiropractor Pleads Guilty in Money Laundering, COVID-19 Fraud Case, and other C-Virus related stories

In-N-Out bans employees in 5 states from wearing masks without doctor’s note
The In-N-Out burger chain will bar employees in five states from wearing masks unless they have a doctor’s note, according to internal company emails leaked on social media.
In the memo announcing new guidelines for Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Utah workers, the fast food chain pointed to “the importance of customer service and the ability to show our Associates’ smiles and other facial features while considering the health and well-being of all individuals.”
The policy, which goes into effect August 14, applies to all In-N-Out employees in those states, except for those who need to wear masks or other protective gear for job duties that require it, like painting.
Employees could face disciplinary action, including being fired, if they do not comply, the memo says.
California and Oregon both have laws in place preventing employers from banning masks.
It is not the first time that the chain, based in California, has clashed with health experts over safety measures that were first put into place as deaths from COVID-19 skyrocketed during the pandemic.
In October 2021, several In-N-Out locations in California faced fines or were temporarily closed because the burger chain refused to enforce COVID-19 vaccination rules.
A company customer service representative confirmed the accuracy of the new mask guidelines with The Associated Press Wednesday.
In-N-Out’s press contact did not immediately respond to requests for comment. --->READ MORE HERE
Wichita chiropractor pleads guilty in money laundering, COVID-19 fraud case:
A chiropractor in Wichita has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges in a case related to a COVID-19 program fraud case.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas says that on Tuesday, July 18, Timothy D. Warren, 59, of Haysville, pleaded guilty to money laundering related to a federal relief program meant to help business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Court documents indicate that Warren served as owner of Titan Medical Center, a chiropractic care and school sports center, based out of Wichita. In May 2020 and April 2021, he submitted false documents to banks to fraudulently sign for two loans from the Small Business Administration under the Paycheck Protection Program.
In August 2020, officials noted that Warren converted $35,500 in money he got from the fraudulent loans into a cashier’s check and then deposited money into a business bank account at another financial institution. He has acknowledged that what he did caused the SBA to lose $145,877. --->READ MORE HERE
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