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Trump nominates CKE’s Puzder for labor secretary

By   /  Thursday, December 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Trump nominates CKE’s Puzder for labor secretary

  President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants and subsidiaries Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, could pave the way toward business deregulation. While there are many layers to his appointment, Puzder has taken strong anti-labor stances, long decrying California’s minimum wage policy and other regulations that he claims have driven Read More →

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Judge’s block of federal overtime exemption rule great for California employers

By   /  Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Judge’s block of federal overtime exemption rule great for California employers

Henry Dubroff

It’s a rare event when a federal rule sets a higher pay standard than worker-friendly California. That’s part of the reason why I wondered whether a Department of Labor mandate to sharply raise the level for overtime exemption to $47,476 a year on Dec. 1 amounted to a war on small businesses. On Nov. 22, 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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Overtime rules could help California firms keep employees

By   /  Friday, June 3rd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Overtime rules could help California firms keep employees

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Profit not a dirty word for businesses

By   /  Friday, April 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Profit not a dirty word for businesses

  By Gary Wechter I must say I was outraged after reading Steven Mintz’ op-ed, “Minimum wage hike a moral issue,” in the April 8 issue. “Outraged” when at the end of the article I learn that Mintz is a professor in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I asked Read More →

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Minimum wage hike a moral issue

By   /  Friday, April 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage hike a moral issue

By Steven Mintz California is frequently a bellwether state with respect to workplace ethics issues. Exhibit A is the recently adopted law that mandates a minimum wage of $15 by the end of 2022. Under a deal reached with state lawmakers on April 4, the state minimum wage will rise to $10.50 on Jan. 1, Read More →

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Dubroff: Raising minimum wage to $15 per hour will hurt businesses

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Raising minimum wage to $15 per hour will hurt businesses

Henry Dubroff

Having pushed through one of the largest tax increases in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown has now put his stamp on a minimum wage hike that will likely take away as much opportunity as it provides. A pragmatist and fiscal prude, Brown jumped into the minimum wage debate and wrung from union advocates concessions that Read More →