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VIAW Newswire 12.27.12

Posted on 02 January 2013 by admin

Auto Cricket Corp. Will Pay Nearly $77K in Back Wages To 414 Employees

Auto Cricket Corp., doing business as AutoCricket.com, has agreed to pay 414 employees a total of $76,589 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division personnel that found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime provisions.

http://tinyurl.com/bm78rrt

 

California Labor Law and Pregnancy Complications

Although a new California labor law effective January 2013) intends to prevent breast-feeding discrimination in the workplace, it may not help women like Katherine and Jessica.

http://tinyurl.com/bmjjyut

 

Barry-Wehmiller Has A Funny Way of Valuing Its Employees

You’d be hard pressed to find a company that talks more about its “people-centric” management culture than Barry-Wehmiller, a privately owned manufacturer of industrial equipment.

http://tinyurl.com/d9k3hw5

 

Labor Beat Prop. 32 Via Social Media

Leaders of the California unions that spent $75 million to defeat Proposition 32’s union-busting campaign in November discovered something during the bruising battle: 40 percent of likely voters were not watching any Prop. 32-related TV commercials, even though the spots droned on nonstop throughout the fall.

http://tinyurl.com/d5sxzr8

 

CA Teachers Fund Reviewing Firearms Holdings

The nation’s largest teachers’ pension fund announced Tuesday that it was reviewing its firearms holdings after determining that its investment in a gun maker was linked to one of the weapons used in last week’s Connecticut school massacre.

http://tinyurl.com/bua4lxn

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