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MCSO Immigration Stops and Detention Compensation Fund

RICHMOND, Virginia, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ - The following is being released by the Claims Administrator for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Immigration Stops and Detention Compensation Fund on behalf of Maricopa ...

California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $11 and $10.50 per Hour

OAKLAND, California, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Under landmark legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour over time, California's minimum wage will increase on January 1 to $11 per hour for employers with 26 ...

Sacramento Burns with Sexual Harassment Hearings While State Senator Scott Wiener Fiddles Again with...

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), and Alcohol Justice are not surprised by Senator Scott Wiener's (D-San Francisco) latest attempt to push the legislature in the ...

Whitefish Energy Calls On Arc American To Withdraw Its Demands So That PREPA Payments...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Whitefish Energy today issued the following statement and called on Arc American, Inc. to withdraw its letter to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), which is ...

Cal/OSHA Cites Six Employers over $240,000 for Exposing Workers to Valley Fever

BAKERSFIELD, California, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/-- Cal/OSHA has cited six employers $241,950 for workplace safety and health violations after reports that workers contracted Valley Fever on a solar project construction site ...

Labor Commissioner Stresses the Importance of Valid Workers’ Compensation Insurance

American Labor Alliance and CompOne USA insurance not valid in California  OAKLAND, California, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su is reminding employers they must maintain valid workers' ...

California’s Nonfatal Worker Injuries, Illnesses Level in 2016

OAKLAND, California, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted California's 2016 occupational injury and illness data on employer-reported injuries. According to the estimates ...

California Laborers’ Union Endorse Gavin Newsom For California Governor

PLEASANTON, California, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) and its affiliated Northern California District Council of Laborers and Southern California District Council of ...

Hydroelectric Agua Zarca always respects the Rule of Law in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Based on the different comments from the International Advisory Group of Experts, GAIPE, and members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of ...

Whitefish Energy Statement On Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Whitefish Energy Holdings today issued the following statement: We are very disappointed in the decision by Governor Rosselló to ask PREPA to cancel the contract which led ...

Cal/OSHA Issues Notice for Worker Safety during Fire Cleanup

OAKLAND, California, Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Cal/OSHA has posted materials that provide guidance for employers and workers on working safely during fire cleanup. Hazards remain after fires have been extinguished and ...

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness as Temperatures...

OAKLAND, California, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risk of heat illness, as temperatures in Southern California will climb into the high 90s today, ...

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 ...

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