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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...

2013-11-10 23:00:05

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm announces the release of its new website, http://www.overtimepaylaws.org as resource on unpaid overtime lawsuits, laws, and overtime attorneys. (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) most employees, who are known as “non-exempt” are required to receive overtime pay for each hour worked over 40 in a single workweek. The overtime rate cannot be less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay. How does a...

2013-10-31 23:01:21

BenefitMall®, the leading provider of the nation’s largest portfolio of employee benefits, HR and payroll products and services, identifies payroll challenges for tipped employees. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 BenefitMall®, the leading provider of the nation’s largest portfolio of employee benefits, HR and payroll products and services, identifies payroll challenges for tipped employees. Various small businesses rely heavily on tips or work solely on tips as income....


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