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April 2016 Archives

Could minimum wage increase impact California apparel industry?

While many employee advocates throughout California are celebrating the recent minimum wage increase signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, others are not as convinced. The bill now turned to law enacted a gradual minimum wage increase up to the year 2022. The end-result being a minimum wage in California of $15. New York also followed suit with a similar law. The political tide seems to be turning on wage and hours laws as mainstream media is focused more intently than ever on this year's primary season.

Entitled to a chair at work?

For many retails workers, standing all day can really take a toll on your the legs. From aching joints and muscles to painful varicose veins, it can really become difficult to sustain day in and day out. Employers used to be able to require employees to stand for customer service reasons, stating it was more professional. However, this is no longer an assertion that stands on its own. A recent California Supreme Court decision has changed this.

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