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Labor secretary defends new overtime rules

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Labor secretary defends new overtime rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mounted a vigorous defense of the administration’s new overtime rules, saying objections by universities and retailers are overblown. In remarks to business journalists, Perez said the rules, which go into effect Dec. 1, are designed to play catch up with standards that were “manipulated” in 2004. He said Read More →

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Ventura County leaders call for immigration reform

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County leaders call for immigration reform

Business and agriculture leaders speaking at a Nov. 8 economic forecast hosted by the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting put forth a vocal call for immigration reform amid a deepening farm-labor shortage.

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Editorial: California minimum wage increase could backfire

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: California minimum wage increase could backfire

Any increase in the minimum wage is likely to be met with reduced hours or increased workloads.

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