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.


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Payday: A Comparison Of Three Popular Payroll Systems

Make payroll an easy, streamlined task with these three payroll systems for small businesses.



Audit Blames Calif. Controller’s Office For Botched Payroll System Fix

An audit by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes is placing blame on the California State Controller’s Office for “chronic mismanagement” of the state’s payroll system.


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Phil Matier: Overtime Costs Soar For Some SF City Employees

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the year-end tally of city labor costs including some astronomical overtime figures being doled out.



California Jobless Rate Grows To 12.1 Percent; 2nd Highest In Nation

California’s jobless rate grew for the second straight month in August to 12.1 percent, up one percentage point from the previous month.



California Unemployment Rate Declines Despite Drop In Jobs

The unemployment rate in California is still falling, dropping to 11.7 percent in May, but the number of jobs in the state is down too.



California Jobless Rate Dips Below 12 Percent

California’s unemployment rate has dropped below 12 percent for the first time since August 2009 — another positive sign for the nation’s economy.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011