Employees

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Minimum Wage Hike Hits Oakland Chinatown Shop, Restaurant Owners Hard

Some shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.

03/16/2015

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‘Credibles’ App Helping Small Bay Area Businesses Stay Afloat, Reward Repeat Customers

A new app is helping businesses keep cash on hand, and letting customers earn bonuses by pre-paying for the products they need.

03/03/2015

de Young Museum in San Francisco

San Francisco Museum Employees Protest Use Of Thumbprints To Clock In-And-Out Of Work

San Francisco city employees working at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums rallied at City Hall Tuesday to protest use of their thumbprints in biometric authorization, voicing concerns that a cyber hack could irretrievably comprise their personal information.

02/24/2015

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Apple Battery Lawsuit Employee Poaching Noncompete iPhone iPad

A battery maker is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and non-compete agreements.

02/19/2015

The Raiderettes, the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, perform during the Oakland Raiders preseason game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Reclassify Pro Sports Cheerleaders As Team Employees With Wage Protections

A Southern California lawmakers is working to improve the status of professional sports cheerleaders, who lack wage protections and rights allotted to other team workers.

01/30/2015

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

$415M Settlement Reached In Silicon Valley Tech Suit Over Salary Fixing

Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay $415 million in a second attempt to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging they formed an illegal cartel to prevent their workers from leaving for better-paying jobs.

01/15/2015

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‘Living Wage’ Requirement Approved For Companies, Non-Profits With Santa Clara County Contracts

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved its first-ever resolution to require companies and nonprofits with county contracts to pay a living wage as of July 1.

12/09/2014

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3 Masked Men Tie Up Employees At Point Richmond Pharmacy, Make Off With High-Priced, Highly Addictive Prescription Drugs

After tying up the employees, the robbers grabbed the pharmacy’s most addictive, opiate-based drugs — Oxycodone, Oxycotin, and Oxymorphine.

11/22/2014

Yank Sing Restaurant In San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Yank Sing Restaurant Settles For $4.25M With Workers Over Labor Practices, Stolen Wages

Yank Sing has won all the major awards, but there was a dark side to this family-owned, Zagat and Michelin rated restaurant.

11/18/2014

Berkeley City Hall (Creative Commons)

Berkeley’s Minimum Wage Increases To $10 Starting Wednesday

Minimum wage in the city of Berkeley was raised to $10 per hour Wednesday, the first in a gradual rise to more than $12 an hour in two years.

10/01/2014

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