Google To Require Benefits, Minimum Wage For ContractorsGoogle said Tuesday it will require staffing companies it works with to pay workers at least $15 an hour and give them health benefits.
San Jose Explores Creating Its Own Community BankThe city of San Jose is looking into the possibility of creating its own community bank, which would mostly be used for business services like paying contractors.
Contractor Statement Doesn't Explain Faulty Gear At SJ BART ExtensionLate Friday afternoon, KPIX 5 received a joint statement from the three companies that didn't quite answer the questions brought about by the faulty equipment.
S.F. Gets 'Gig'y With New Strategy To Support Freelance WorkersSan Francisco has launched a strategy supporting freelancers and the self-employed in response to the "gig economy" labor market that focuses contract and freelance work.
10 Unlicensed Contractors Cited In Petaluma Sting OperationTen unlicensed contractors were cited in a sting operation last week in Petaluma, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office said.
$15 Minimum Wage, Expanded Benefits Approved For Facebook ContractorsThe changes have already been put in place for cooks, janitors and security guards at the company's Menlo Park headquarters.
Napa Officials Warn Residents Of Scams As They Look To Rebuild Following EarthquakeTwo contractors have already been busted for trying to pull scams on residents who are looking to rebuild.
Residents Rebuilding From Napa Earthquake Urged To Beware Of Contractor ScamsNapa Valley residents making repairs to their homes following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near American Canyon early Sunday should only hire California-licensed contractors to avoid being scammed.
'Sweetheart Swindler' Caught In Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed ContractorsAn undercover sting to catch unlicensed contractors netted an unlikely suspect this week -- Samantha Pham, a woman known as the 'Sweetheart Swindler.'
San Jose Contractors Busted In Sting OperationState investigators posing as homeowners in San Jose busted 12 people for violating California's home improvement and consumer protection laws.
California Legislature Looking To Help Out Solar CompaniesIn the wake of Fremont-based Solyndra’s demise, the state legislature is trying to give California solar companies a push and level the playing field.
SF Man Accused Of Posing As Contractor, Not Paying WorkersA man accused of posing as a licensed contractor and bilking a homeowner and day laborers out of thousands of dollars was arraigned on multiple felony counts.