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America’s small business owners are a resilient group. We’ve put up with increased regulation, the financial crisis, the credit crunch, unsound fiscal policy and political gridlock. But since 2004, the total number of U.S. small businesses has been in decline – there have not been enough new business starts to replace companies that were sold Read More →
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 →
A $4 million workers’ rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of 500 former and present Vons employees against Vons locations in Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara-based law firm Anticouni & Associates announced on Sept. 24. The class-action lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court alleges that Vons did not pay overtime compensation and required Read More →