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December 22, 2008

Legislative and Regulatory News for the Week of Dec. 12

Health Care Congress approved a technical correction to the section of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici

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December 19, 2008

Dark Skies and Lame Ducks: How Private Sector Employers Fared in Sacramento and Washington in 2008

In the last quarter of 2008, both Congress and the California State Legislature concentrated their attention

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December 19, 2008

2009 Minimum Wage Increases

The start of a new year often brings with it changes in governing wage and hour legislation. Effective

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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 19, 2008

EFCA Support May Be Faltering Under Pressure

Despite the dramatic gains in the Senate by the Democrats and the support of President-elect Obama, there

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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

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

"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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