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Labor Activists: LA Ground Zero For Wage TheftCBS2/KCAL9 political reporter Dave Bryan spoke with restaurant workers who say they've fallen victim to wage theft.
Unemployment Rates Fell In Number Of States Last MonthMore than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Stocks Dive After Dismal Report On June JobsStocks are opening sharply lower after the government said businesses added the fewest jobs in June in more than a year. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent.
Labor Judge Orders LA Company To Pay Back Wages For Thai FarmworkersAn administrative law judge has ordered a Los Angeles-area temporary workforce provider to pay more than $340,000 for failing to properly pay Thai farmworkers in Hawaii and for violating their rights.
Stocks Slide After Unemployment Claims JumpStocks slid Thursday after claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly for the first time in three weeks.
Levi Strauss To Pay More Than $1M In Back PayLevi Strauss & Co. will pay more than $1 million in overtime back pay to almost 600 workers nationwide following a Labor Department investigation.
Applications For Unemployment Drop SlightlyFewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that layoffs are slowing and employers may be stepping up hiring.
California Among Top 5 States To Add New JobsThe unemployment rate fell or held steady in 40 states in January, the latest sign that hiring is strengthening throughout the country.
Joe's Jeans Pays Nearly $159K In Wage CaseClothing maker Joe's Jeans has paid nearly $159,000 after federal investigators said one of its contractors failed to pay minimum wage to 110 garment workers.
Employers Add 151,000 Jobs, Most Since May
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