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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

Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protest outside of a Burger King Worldwide Inc. restaurant in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

‘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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New California Law Requires Most Employers To Provide Sick Days For Workers

California will require most employers to provide millions of workers with up to three sickdays each year.

09/10/2014

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Tweets From Account Affiliated With ISIS Terror Group Call For Assassination Of Twitter Employees

A Twitter account associated with the terror group ISIS has been shut down by the social network after tweets were posted calling for the assassination of Twitter employees, seemingly in response to Twitter clamping down on accounts associated with the jihadist group.

09/08/2014

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Data Breaches: Expert Tips For Protecting Small Businesses

A data breach can be devastating to a small business. Protect yourself, so security issues don’t take your company under.

09/05/2014

The Gap store at Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center which straddles the San Jose - Santa Clara border. (Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons)

Westfield Valley Fair Mall Straddles Minimum Wage Laws On Both Sides Of San Jose – Santa Clara Border

Businesses at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall which straddles the San Jose – Santa Clara border are finding out workers are gravitating toward businesses on the San Jose side because of differences in each city’s minimum wage.

08/29/2014

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