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Labor

Efforts to Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, as California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

Despite aggressive enforcement of wage laws by the California Labor Commissioner's office, some workers wait years for back pay, if they get any at all.

Warning Wire

With Long Delays in Safety Overhaul, Utility Giant PG&E Was Playing With Fire

Faulty lines, fires sparked: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. acknowledged that its equipment likely started what became the most destructive fire in California's history, burning nearly 14,000 homes last November and killing 85 people, the Los Angeles Times reports. The company has filed for bankruptcy protection and faces dozens of lawsuits [...]

Labor

Law Puts Big Retailers on the Hook for Pay Owed to Truckers

For years, truck drivers hauling billions of dollars of clothing, appliances and other consumer goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have complained about rampant wage law violations by the trucking firms that hire them. The alleged abuses include failing to pay minimum wages and overtime. But [...]

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While Trump Made Nice With Putin in Helsinki, Alleged Russian Agent Charged in U.S. Court

There's a lot to digest from Helsinki this week. But don't miss this story happening not in Finland but in Washington. Mariia Butina, a 29-year-old Russian gun enthusiast, was arrested Sunday ....

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Mystery Solved? Ozone-Destroying Gas Wafting from Plants in China

Outlawed emissions:  A mysterious increase in emissions of a banned industrial gas that destroys the atmosphere's protective ozone layer has been traced to a province in China where manufacturers have kept using it to make foam insulation. According to The New York Times, the spike in emissions of CFC-11 is [...]

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A Weekly News Briefing

EPA on the brink of 'regulatory capture'?: By avoiding input from career employees, promoting the views of industry leaders and proposing aggressive cuts to the agency's budget and staff, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has dramatically changed the agency, researchers with the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative have found. The [...]

Labor

Investigation of Pay Practices Targets Two More Major League Teams, the Orioles and A’s

A federal investigation of pay practices in Major League Baseball has been expanded to include two more teams—the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland A’s—bringing to four the number of clubs that have come under scrutiny for possible violations of U.S. wage standards. The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland A's are now [...]

Labor

Recycling Firm Accused of Wage Violations, Threats Against Workers Agrees to Settlement

A Los Angeles recycling business accused of violating federal minimum wage and overtime rules, and pressuring workers to lie to government investigators, has agreed to pay more than $74,000 in back wages and damages to 13 employees in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor. In a consent agreement [...]