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Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory for Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions

OAKLAND, California, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire smoke. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and ...

Zimmerman Reed LLP, Ahdoot & Wolfson PC, and Krause Kalfayan Benink & Slavens LLP...

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- A settlement has been reached with the City of Los Angeles (the "City"), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power ("LADWP"), and the LADWP Board of Water and Power Commissioners ...

Follow Three State Senators From Puerto Rico And The USVI As They Come To...

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Senate Majority Leader Carmelo Rios and Senate Minority Leader Eduardo Bhatia, from Puerto Rico, along with Senator Janette Millin-Young, from the US Virgin Islands, are all members of ...

California Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers More Than $370,000 for Labor...

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The California Labor Commissioner's Office cited 14 garment manufacturers and contractors $372,135 for labor law and garment registration violations, following inspections of 18 ...

CPSC To Consumers: Avoid Deadly Home Hazards When A Hurricane Strikes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017  /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- As Hurricane Irma is on the move and other storms may threaten to follow, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning residents in its path of the deadly dangers ...

Last Call for Wiener’s 4 a.m. Bar Bill

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), and Alcohol Justice are reporting that Senator Wiener's 4 a.m. bar bill proposal is effectively dead. The action occurred today at the ...

California High Heat Advisory: Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers Shade Must Be Made Available for Outdoor...

OAKLAND, California, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- As temperatures are projected to hit triple digits across the state with prolonged heat waves, Cal/OSHA reminds employers with outdoor workers that shade must be made ...

Latino Legislators Condemn Arpaio Pardon

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), which represents the interests of over 400 state legislators from both parties in state legislatures across the country, ...

Florida to See Real Benefits from Federal Self-Driving Legislation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Coalition for Future Mobility – a growing coalition of twelve transportation, passenger safety, and consumer interest stakeholders – today urged the timely and thoughtful passage ...

Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Chula Vista Restaurant Over $274,000 for Wage Theft

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Labor Commissioner's Office cited a Chula Vista restaurant more than $274,000 in back wages and penalties for multiple wage theft and labor law violations. Dorantes Inc., doing ...

Labor Commissioner’s Office Files $6.3 Million Misclassification and Wage Theft Lawsuit against Glendale Construction...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Labor Commissioner's Office has filed a lawsuit against Calcrete Construction, Inc. seeking $6,300,338 for multiple wage theft violations affecting a group of 249 construction ...

Latino Legislators Call For Decriminalizing Cannabis, LGBTQ Rights In Historic Resolutions

BOSTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- For the first time in its history, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has taken a bold stance on two issues directly related to correcting chronic injustices ...

New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

SACRAMENTO, California, Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- State agencies today announced final approval of new regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state. The regulations take ...

Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Two Towing Companies over $4.8 Million for Wage Theft Violations

SANTA ANA, California, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Labor Commissioner's Office has cited two California towing companies in Anaheim and Oakland $4,874,661 for multiple wage theft violations affecting 187 workers ...

Labor Commissioner’s Office Recovers over $360,000 for Live-in Caregivers in Wage Theft Case

OAKLAND, California, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Labor Commissioner's Office announced today that two workers from residential care facility owner Alexen Corporation were paid $360,139 for wage theft violations including ...

Cal/OSHA Issues Statement on Ohio Amusement Ride Accident: All Fire Ball Rides in California...

OAKLAND, California, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Cal/OSHA today released the following statement affirming that amusement ride owners have voluntarily shut down the six Fire Ball rides in California parks, after a fatal ride ...

Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement of Citations Appeal Following the August 2012 Richmond Refinery...

OAKLAND, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Cal/OSHA and Chevron have reached a settlement agreement for a comprehensive plan that will improve safety at the Chevron Richmond refinery and for surrounding communities. The agreement ...

Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Oakland Construction Company Over $3.5 Million for Wage Theft Violations

OAKLAND, California, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Labor Commissioner's Office cited an Oakland contractor more than $3.5 million in wages and penalties for multiple wage theft and labor law violations. Attic Pros is ...

Statement of National Alliance for Hispanic Health on Senate Vote to Proceed on Consideration...

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- "What we know is that the current House and Senate Republican health care bills strip away health insurance for at least 16 million people. That must be unacceptable to everybody," ...

SHEROES OF NY Launches as the First Bipartisan Campaign of Women Candidates Promoting a...

NEW YORK, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The National Women's Political Caucus of New York City (NWPC-NYC), a leading multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political ...

March of Dimes highlights drastically higher costs of having a baby under the Senate...

WHITE PLAINS, New York, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The March of Dimes and Avalere, a health care consulting firm, today released a new study highlighting both the financial and potential health implications that the Senate ...

Census Bureau to Host Webinar on Race, Tribal, Hispanic and Ancestry Group Statistics From...

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- What: The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a technical webinar in advance of the release of two embargoed data products: the Selected...

California Labor Commissioner Citation of General Contractor for Subcontractor’s Wage Theft Affirmed

LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su issued citations of $249,879 against Irvine-based general contractor Deacon Corporation, along with its subcontractor, Lafayette-based ...

Illinois Latino Caucus Members, Labor Leaders Urge Action To Save Agribusiness, Protect Jobs

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez and members of the Latino Caucus and organized labor came together at the Capitol on Wednesday in support of a bipartisan effort authorizing table ...

Labor Commissioner’s Decision Results in $48,860 for Convenience Store Clerk Making Less Than Minimum...

YUBA CITY, California, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Labor Commissioner's Office announced that a Northern California convenience store owner paid a clerk $48,860 in back wages after the wage claim hearing officer ruled ...

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