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County Office to Target Wage Violators

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create an office to help enforce Los Angeles County’s new minimum wage and prevent “wage theft.” Supervisor Hilda... Read more »

Audit Finds Problems In L.A.’s Handling of Developer Fees

The city of Los Angeles is failing to charge developers tens of millions of dollars in impact fees, and appears in some cases to have left millions of dollars in... Read more »

Los Angeles Based American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy

One day after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer and retailer American Apparel announced Tuesday that the New York... Read more »

Forecast: No Relief In Housing Costs

Housing in California — already considered unaffordable to many — will become even less affordable over the next two years, with construction unable to keep... Read more »

Los Angeles Launches Project to Help Hard to Employ

Mayor Eric Garcetti and city officials announced Tuesday a five-year, $6 million program to help people who traditionally have a difficult time getting hired because... Read more »

Board Votes No On Min. Wage Exemptions

Proposals to exempt nonprofit businesses, seasonal workers and some employees in training from Los Angeles County’s pending minimum wage ordinance failed Tuesday... Read more »

Bumble Bee to Pay $6 Million In Worker’s Death: Half Goes Back to the Company

Bumble Bee Foods LLC agreed Wednesday to pay a $6 million settlement in a criminal case stemming from the death of a man who was trapped in an industrial oven while... Read more »

CA Group Asks President Obama to ‘Ban the Box’

Advocates for prisoners incarcerated in California are asking President Barack Obama to take action to ban the question about criminal convictions on applications... Read more »

County Follows L.A.’s Lead: Raises Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to incrementally raise the minimum wage in unincorporated areas over the next five years, reaching $15... Read more »

Hotel Groups Sue to Stop Minimum Wage Mandate

A pair of hotel industry groups filed papers in federal court today in a renewed attempt to stop a $15.37 per hour minimum wage from taking effect on July 1 for... Read more »

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