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  • Why some foreign guests earn $3 more under Washington state's minimum wage law

    WASHINGTON Last month, the minimum wage for thousands of workers in Washington jumped by nearly 5 percent to $12.42 an hour.
  • Labor Department settles complaint over its enforcement tactics

    Labor Department settles complaint over its enforcement tactics
    Remember that case the federal Department of Labor pursued against a couple of Oregon blueberry growers, accusing them of underpaying their pickers? And the growers pushed back? Well, the feds settled with the growers earlier this week, finally copping to...

    Scott purges must stop before he goes further

    It's hard to tell which is worse: Gov. Rick Scott's belief he can trash the Florida Constitution to get his way or his belief that he's qualified to decide who holds some of the state's most important jobs. The Rick Scott portrayed in the last two weeks...

    Hansen: Travel agents still make dreams happen

    If you wait long enough, everything comes back: beards, vinyl, muscle cars and travel to Cuba. It's as if we crave retro. And there is perhaps nothing more nostalgic in Laguna Beach than walking into the Laguna Travel Service on Broadway Street....

    U.S. judge rejects overtime for home health aides

    California will not award overtime to home aides who care for the state's elderly and disabled after a judge overturned a federal regulation requiring the higher pay, officials announced  Thursday. By not paying overtime and some related benefits, the...