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Wage, break issues spur class action lawsuits

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2016  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Wage, break issues spur class action lawsuits

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How government can help small businesses

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Burt Williamson The small business issues that Henry Dubroff addressed his column in the July 8-14, 2016 issue of the Pacific Coast Business Times — regulation overhaul, flexibility in the minimum wage, and the ability to tap retirement assets for a small business — would be welcome changes. What follows is an elaboration on Read More →


Living wage: Rising costs but murky benefits

By   /  Friday, April 19th, 2013  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Living wage: Rising costs but murky benefits

The city of Santa Barbara’s living wage, the highest in California, has tacked more than $1 million on to city services contracts during the past six years. But the city has never determined whether the increased wages are actually reaching workers because no contractor has ever been formally audited for compliance. The living wage ordinance Read More →