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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 ...

Southern California Public Health & Safety Advocates Rally Against Proposed 4 A.M. Last Call...

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Alcohol Justice, the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), and Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance brought organizations and individuals representing thousands of ...

Southern California Public Health & Safety Advocates To Rally Against Proposed 4 a.m. Last...

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Alcohol Justice, the California Alcohol Policy Alliance, and the Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance are hosting a press event to dispel any doubt that SB 384 - Wiener's 4 ...

Assemblyman Travis Allen Announces Bid to Become Governor of California

SACRAMENTO, California, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Today, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) announced his bid to become the next Governor of California in November 2018. Photo - <a ...

George Pataki, Former New York Governor And Advisor To The Ad Hoc Group Of...

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Today the Ad Hoc Group of Puerto Rico General Obligation Bondholders and its advisor, former Governor of New York, George Pataki, released a Memorandum for Policymakers on Puerto Rico. ...

Census Bureau to Embargo Detailed Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day embargo for members of the media to view the 2016 population estimates for the nation, states and counties by age, sex, race and ...

New Campaign Unites Latinos on National Monument Protections

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The new online campaign LatinosForHeritage.org allows visitors to share their support for maintaining the national monuments currently under review by the Trump Administration in what ...

America Needs Bipartisan Agreement on Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- "The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report that 23 million would lose insurance under the House healthcare reform bill is news that no one finds acceptable.  We must work so ...

Deceptive Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 is a $321 Million...

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Alcohol Justice released a new report today that shows that the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform act of 2017 (CBMTRA) - <a target="_blank" ...

Juan González Moreno received the “2017 Good Neighbor” award from the Mexico-United States Chamber...

"This award sends us and the world a very clear message that Mexico and the United States are good neighbors and should continue to be good neighbors": Juan González Moreno. The President and Chief Executive officer reiterated the company's ...

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