California Health Care Crisis is Building

June 23, 2011 0

California’s budget trouble is quietly creating a crisis in health care. Along with many other cuts in various government services, including shutting down courts, the DMV, closing state parks, laying off teachers, and furloughing state workers, California has cut back on its health and human budget. Back on July 1, 2009, the state Medi-Cal program […]

Women: Want to earn more? Lose weight.

June 14, 2011 1

Well, someone had to do it. I’m talking about actually quantifying the relationship between how a woman looks and how much she gets paid. No one can seriously deny that fat people, especially women, are discriminated against in the workplace. The question was: how much does it cost them in dollars? Well, researchers Timothy A. […]

Mandatory Bereavement Leave To Become Law?

June 6, 2011 0

California employers may be on the hook for more leave time benefits. This time, it’s mandatory bereavement leave that is being pushed. The California state legislature is considering AB 325, which mandates up to 4 days of bereavement leave. The death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or domestic partner would qualify the […]

Check Those I-9’s!

June 5, 2011 0

Chipotle restaurants got into hot water a few months ago after audits by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) determined many of their workers were illegal. The restaurant chain, which boasts the slogan, “food with integrity,” was forced to fire hundreds of workers who had falsified documents, including false social security numbers and […]