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December 19, 2008

2009 Hourly Rate Increase For Computer Software Employees in California

California Labor Code section 515.5 exempts certain employees in the computer software field from the

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December 18, 2008

USCIS Issues Interim Final Rule on I-9 Employment Verification

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a final rule that revises Form

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December 18, 2008

Obama Nominates Hilda Solis for Secretary of Labor

In a surprise move, President-elect Obama has chosen dark-horse candidate Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) as

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December 18, 2008

Furloughs and Reduced Hours: Cost-Cutting Strategies Other Than Layoffs

Note: For additional guidance on the use of furloughs or hours reductions as alternatives to layoffs,

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December 18, 2008

"No Harm, No Foul" : Courts Find Actual Injury Required For Statutory Penalty

Meal and rest breaks are not the only wage and hour issue the California courts are tackling. Several

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December 18, 2008

California Court of Appeal Holds No Punitive Damages Available for Wide Variety of Labor Code Violations

For the past several years, plaintiffs have routinely sought punitive damages in their wage and hour

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December 17, 2008

Spieler Named As Transition Team Leader On OSHA Issues

Emily Spieler, an academic and employee advocate, has been selected as the Obama Transition Team leader

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December 17, 2008

USCIS Issues Interim Final Rule on I-9 Employment Verification

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on December 15, 2008, that it submitted

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December 17, 2008

California Meal and Rest Periods

Now that the California Supreme Court has accepted review of Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior

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December 15, 2008

Federal Court Finds California Law Applies to Out Of State Workers

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that California’s Labor Code applies to work

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