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Gender pay gap grows in California

Central Valley Business Journal….. The gap between what men and women earn is growing in California, despite the focus it has received recently. According to data released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual

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Quest Industries delivers artisan quality bottles on large scale

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STOCKTON — Quest Industries, located near Stockton Metropolitan Airport, is making a name for itself  in the beverage world. The company received the award for most innovative wine packaging at the Wines and Vines packaging conference in Yountville in August. The company created labeling for Lodi’s Reed

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Governor signs farm worker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed AB 1066 which changes the way farm workers are paid overtime. The new law will begin phasing in at the beginning of 2017. It will end the 10-hour work day, 60- hour work week threshold workers had to meet to be

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Protecting Temporary Agency Employees

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  Safety & Health Factsheet Cal/OSHA Consultation Services Branch Division of Occupational Safety and Health Temporary agency employees work for a  “host employer” but are on the payroll of a “primary employer.” A primary employer can be either: 1. A temporary (temp) agency that hires workers and

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Wages Show Signs of Picking Up as U.S. Job Market Improves

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American job market shows signs of entering a new stage that will bolster households as employers fight to retain and attract workers by paying them more. Wages for private-sector employees climbed 0.7 percent in the first quarter and were up 2.8 percent in the 12 months through

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Hispanics Will Account for More Than 40 Percent of the Increase in U.S. Employment

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Hispanics Will Account for More Than 40 Percent of the Increase in U.S. Employment in the Next Five Years, IHS Study Says By Published: Feb 24, 2015 9:00 a.m. ET Share of job growth will rise to more than 75 percent from 2020 to 2034   LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb

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AB 60 Driver’s License and I-9 Requirements Feb 12 2015 -  Form I-9 -  Gail Cecchettini Whaley As a result of AB 60 legislation, the Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing driver’s licenses in January of this year to persons who are unable to submit satisfactory proof

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New Employment Laws – 2015

AB 2074                Increases the amount of liquidated damages that an employee may obtain in a minimum wage violation lawsuit. Clarifies that a claim for liquidated damages can be brought any time within 3 years of the violation, which now allows employees to recover 3 years of interest

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Undocumented immigrants flooding DMV offices

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Undocumented immigrants flooding DMV offices January 2, 2015   Starting Jan. 1, undocumented immigrants were officially able to apply for driver’s licenses in the state of California. That is resulting in a large influx of applicants streaming into DMV office across the state. More than 1 million immigrants

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An Overview of New 2015 Laws

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 An overview of new 2015 Laws affecting California employers  By: CalChamber Employment Law Counsel California enacted many new laws that will affect the day-to-day operations, practices and policies of California businesses  in 2015. Some of the new laws for 2015, such as mandatory paid sick leave, make

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