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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
     Nov 12 2019 -  Local Ordinances -  Bianca Saad More California cities continue to adopt local minimum wage ordinances (MWO). Three new cities have local minimum wage ordinances beginning January 1, 2020 — Menlo Park, Novato and South San Francisco. Don’t forget, earlier this year, both Sonoma and Petaluma established local minimum wages, which are higher than what is required under California ...read more
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    Friday, November 08, 2019
    Paid Family Leave Law (PFL) benefits is a crucial employment law to watch in 2020.  Beginning July 1, 2020, the maximum duration of PFL benefits an individual can receive from California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program will be increased from six to eight weeks.  Read more. 
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    By THERESA WALKER | thwalker@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: November 5, 2019 at 7:31 pm | UPDATED: November 5, 2019 at 7:32 pm   A first-of-its-kind legislative hearing in Buena Park Tuesday covered a wide range of issues related to homelessness in Orange County, from the cost of operating emergency shelters to support for medical-based treatment for jailed addicts to the dynamics ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2020. For the computer software employees’ exemption:The minimum hourly rate of pay exemption increased to $46.55 from its previous rate of $45.41;The minimum monthly salary increased to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    MISSION VIEJO, CA – Seven community college districts throughout Orange County and Los Angeles have partnered to present the City to Sea Community College Faculty Job Summit, to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Majestic Hotel. The Orange County event is the first of its kind, spearheaded by leaders of each community college district. All four ...read more
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    Monday, November 04, 2019
    November 4, 2019 Jennifer Barrera General Last week, a much-anticipated initiative was filed regarding independent contractor status for transportation network drivers and delivery network drivers/couriers in the gig economy.  The initiative is titled the “Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act” and would allow individuals who are drivers or couriers to continue working as independent ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    By James W. Ward Right now, firefighters across California are battling multiple wildfires, which are destroying property and prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. Wildfires are not the only threat to people as smoke exposure is also hazardous, especially for people working outdoors. The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted an emergency ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    By Rong-Gong Lin II On Thursday, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will unveil an app created by UC Berkeley that will give all Californians who download it on iOS and Android phones the chance to get earthquake early warnings from any corner of the state. Authorities will also begin issuing quake early warnings through the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, offering text ...read more
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