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Age and experience can be advantageous when starting a business

Many people have goals they want to achieve during their lifetime. You may be one of the many individuals in California who had dreams of starting your own business. Rather than taking that path earlier in life, you ended up working for someone else in a different career. While you may have enjoyed that job and the security it afforded you, you may still think about your own business idea.

New report urges insurance industry to consider climate change

Climate change is a reality that is getting harder and harder to deny. It’s a fact that it is responsible for melting the polar icecaps, creating increasingly volatile weather patterns and making long-term changes to the environment.

Wage theft runs into the billions

Wage theft does not top the list of concerns for most employers or employees. Nevertheless, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that 2.4 million workers in the ten most populous states lose $8 billion in combined income annually. That amounts to about one-third of all property theft each year. This averages to be about $64 per worker per week for an annual total of $3,300. Here in California, the Department of Labor claims there are 372,000 minimum wage violations each week.

Federal rules involving overtime to change

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized new rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for overtime. The federal agency determined that most workers who fall under the FLSA qualify for overtime when they work over 40 hours per week. This change will increase the number of workers eligible for overtime by an estimated 1.3 million employees here in the U.S.

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