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Supreme Court Asked to Hear Donning and Doffing Lawsuit

September 29, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Supreme Court Asked to Hear Donning and Doffing Lawsuit Washington, DC: Given the confusing nature of labor laws and employee rights, issues such as unpaid wages and off-the-clock work are not as straightforward as they might seem. As a result, the US Supreme Court has reportedly been asked to hear a case involving an unpaid wages claim by employees who have spent time preparing for work.
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Domestic Workers and Personal Attendants Still Targets of California Overtime Violations

September 29, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Domestic Workers and Personal Attendants Still Targets of California Overtime Violations Sacramento, CA: Although California’s Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (California AB 241) came into effect almost 10 months ago to protect in-home workers from California overtime violations, there are still reports of home aides overtime violations. Paying “day rates” is illegal under the bill because it doesn’t allow for overtime compensation.
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Various Sides Line Up on California Labor Law Proposal

September 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Various Sides Line Up on California Labor Law Proposal Sacramento, CA: The various interests lining up and staking their positions in a new California labor law proposal are polarized in their respective points of view. California Assembly Bill 1897 (AB 1897) as of this writing remains on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown for either passage or veto. Sponsors of the bill, which amongst other statutes will hold a business or contractor liable when a subcontractor violates the California labor code, claim it will help workers by promoting responsible contracting.
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