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2014-10-10 12:27:08

Class Trial Scheduled for February 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Court of California (Santa Clara) Judge Peter H. Kirwan granted class certification to a group of more than 550 hourly workers seeking to recover unpaid wages from Ma Labs, a multi-national computer parts distributor based in San Jose, California. The workers allege that Ma Labs' time-keeping clocks were rigged to "shave" time off of their paychecks and that they were denied meal and rest...

2014-09-16 12:27:17

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of employees would support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for all employees, according to results from the 2014 "Getting Paid In America" survey conducted by the American Payroll Association. The results showed that nearly 68 percent of employees are in favor of raising the minimum wage for all American workers, not just federal employees. "Competitive compensation is intricately tied to employee satisfaction,"...

2014-08-15 08:23:27

In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. San Francisco, CA - Wage and hour laws in California can be confusing for many employees to understand. When trying to...

2014-07-03 16:21:12

The family-owned company has a history of paying the industry's highest wages. FRESNO, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, peach and table grape grower Gerawan Farming has paid the highest wages in the industry. Today the family-owned and operated company announced that it is boosting its base pay wage from $10 to $11. (Gerawan's wages that are above base, such as grape harvest and packing, are already much higher than $11.)...

2014-06-02 20:23:25

BURLINGTON, Wash., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a worsening labor shortage in Washington State, Sakuma Brothers Farms announced today that it has decided to not participate in the federal government's H-2A Guest Worker program in 2014. The company had applied for the program but notified the federal government over the weekend that it has decided to not participate. "The last year was a very difficult year for our family, our family business and our community. Since the season...

2014-04-04 23:30:12

The suit alleges that Caremark uniformly misclassified Coding Consultants as “exempt” from receiving overtime pay under the FLSA. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 On March 31, 2014, an employee of Caremark, L.L.C. (“Caremark”), a subsidiary of CVS Caremark, filed a collective action lawsuit in Arizona federal court on behalf of herself and all other similarly situated current and former employees seeking unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards...

2014-03-30 23:21:29

Gatekeeper Business Solutions, a labor management software company announces federal & state minimum wage compliance. Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Gatekeeper Business Solutions labor management software has features to enable clients to improve compliance with applicable minimum wage laws. The payroll software reduces concern for clients, by continually, monitoring all state and federal minimum wage laws and ensuring that the software conforms to the correct law at the...

2014-03-13 16:26:32

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn invited actor Martin Sheen to hold a press event today with the Raise Illinois coalition at Saint Pius church in Chicago to make the case for raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Sheen, known for his starring role as President Jed Bartlet from the West Wing television series and other acting credits, as well as his activism for various progressive causes, used his celebrity status to urge elected officials to lift...

2014-02-24 12:27:36

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association (WVBHPA) is urging legislators to approve an increase in the state's minimum wage only if they also increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for healthcare providers. House Bill 4283, which would increase the minimum wage to $8.75, now is in the hands of the Senate Finance Committee after being passed by the House of Delegates. "If you are considering running this bill, we...

2014-01-05 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MINIMUM WAGE Profile America -- Sunday, January 5th. The business world was confronted with a new idea on this date in 1914, when Henry Ford announced that he would pay his workers a minimum wage of $5 a day, which is about 117 in current dollars. The idea eventually gained general...


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