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Family Quarrel Imperils a Labor Hero’s Legacy

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DOL Produces Timesheet App for Smart Phones

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EDD Annual Employer Reports

Effective January 1, 2011, employers will report total subject wages, Unemployment Insurance (UI), Employment Training Tax (ETT), and Disability Insurance (DI) taxable wages and contributions, and Personal Income Tax (PIT) subject wages and withholdings quarterly by filing a New Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE 9) quarterly instead of annually.

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California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) Doing “Field Inspections”

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Minors Working in Agriculture

California and federal laws regulate the conditions under which minors may be employed and the hours they may work. The employment of minors in some situations is completely banned.

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Inspection Checklists

It's always a good idea to be prepared for agency audits.  Here are a few checklists to help you be prepared:

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State Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Definition Favorable to Farm Employers

On May 20, the Supreme Court of California issued its long-awaited decision in the case of Martinez v. Combs. In its unanimous opinion, the court held that the definition of "employ" under Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Order No. 14, which applies to agricultural occupations, applied to farm workers' claims for unpaid minimum wages.

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COBRA Continuing Extension Act


The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has updated the COBRA web page with the following to reflect the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010:

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