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Businesses face new employment laws in 2018

By   /  Friday, December 15th, 2017  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Businesses face new employment laws in 2018

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UCSB researchers get $9 million to develop new brain imaging

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Higher Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UCSB researchers get $9 million to develop new brain imaging

UC Santa Barbara researchers received $9 million to further their efforts to get a better view of the human brain. The National Science Foundation awarded the funding to the Next Generation Multiphoton Neuroimaging Consortium project, or NEMONIC, which includes UCSB researchers John Bowers, Michael Goard and Luke Theogarajan among its team of neuroscientists, electrical engineers, Read More →

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Vacations good for employees and employers

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Vacations good for employees and employers

By Jonathan Fraser Light As we near Labor Day, it is important to remember that vacations for employees are a good idea. We all need to re-charge our batteries. Western Europe has it figured it out; employees receive several weeks off a year and companies don’t even bother to try to get much commerce done Read More →

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Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By Jonathan Fraser Light I have a running sick joke with one of my insurance broker clients. Every month he tells me how many of his clients have left the state because they can’t stand to run a business here. Others of my employer clients are leaving when they can. Meat packers, computer chip component Read More →

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Lumps of coal for employers’ holiday stockings

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Lumps of coal for employers’ holiday stockings

By Jonathan Light There is great uncertainty about whether proposed federal wage and hour laws are going to be implemented in 2017, but there are plenty of other things to worry about on the employment law front in California. Regardless of the federal implementation, we won’t see much federal effect in California. Here are just Read More →

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Minimum wage and salary increases — a ripple effect or a tsunami?

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Jon Light You may have heard that California will have a minimum wage of $15 by 2022. But there are ramifications beyond that gradual increase that employers may not have considered. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour, phased in over five years between 2017 Read More →

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Climate change, cancer can be tracked with light

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Energy, Higher Education, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Climate change, cancer can be tracked with light

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