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September 5, 1999 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark King, president of Taylor Made-adidas Golf for the last 2 1/2 weeks, has been bouncing around like one of the high-tech balls that will be introduced soon by his former employer, Callaway Golf Co. Eighteen months ago, King had left Taylor Made to help develop Callaway's new line of golf balls; on Aug. 18, he was lured back to his old employer.
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March 17, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling, the head of a firm that recruits foreign performers for nightclubs and hotels, said that employment contracts had been signed in June for Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi, an Italian, to work as dancers in Ningxia, northern China.
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BUSINESS
August 14, 1995
Q: At the restaurant where I work as a waitress, I carry around cash and make change for the customers. At the end of the evening, I give the amount of each check to the restaurant. What are the rules governing this? Twice, I've had to make up the difference when a customer has walked out without paying. Am I legally obligated to pay the difference? --L., Huntington Beach A: Generally, an employee can't be responsible for employer losses.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
The economy is slowly adding jobs, as the most recent jobs report indicates, but they might not be the kind of jobs that will create strength in the economy. After all, employees and employers used to have a lifetime contract in which employees, guaranteed a job for life, would do the best they could for their organization. No longer. The relationship between workers and bosses has changed fundamentally, as a series of L.A. Times stories pointed out, and that's often worse for the worker.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
The economy is slowly adding jobs, as the most recent jobs report indicates, but they might not be the kind of jobs that will create strength in the economy. After all, employees and employers used to have a lifetime contract in which employees, guaranteed a job for life, would do the best they could for their organization. No longer. The relationship between workers and bosses has changed fundamentally, as a series of L.A. Times stories pointed out, and that's often worse for the worker.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1988 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
Financial Corp. of America has granted job contracts to eight senior officers in a move to maintain management stability, the company said Friday in its annual proxy statement. The contracts provide the executives with severance pay if they are fired or demoted after a change of ownership. FCA Chairman William J. Popejoy is not affected by the arrangement. "I felt I didn't need one," Popejoy, who is independently wealthy, said in a telephone interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2000 | JOSEPH E. HERMAN, Joseph E. Herman is a Los Angeles lawyer who represents management in labor and employment law matters
The California Supreme Court took a giant step last week toward ending the state's wrongful termination lawsuit "lottery" in which many gambled and a few won big. The court unanimously ruled that John Guz, a supervisor at Bechtel who was laid off after a 22-year career, could not sue based on an "implied" contract that he would not be fired without good cause.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1991 | JAMES FLANIGAN
It may be hard in a lingering recession to see trends in the job world of the '90s as problems of prosperity. But that's the way to understand the times we live in, even as we hear echoes of the past in the demise of Communism or the celebration of Labor Day. In the next few years, look for individual employment contracts to move far beyond the little universe of top executives and star athletes to cover more and more working people.
WORLD
March 17, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling, the head of a firm that recruits foreign performers for nightclubs and hotels, said that employment contracts had been signed in June for Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi, an Italian, to work as dancers in Ningxia, northern China.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1997
Q: I have been working for a major regional employer for several months. The interviewer and all supervisory personnel I spoke with during the interview process told me that the position was salaried. A manager in the personnel department told me that the benefits associated with the position included options to purchase group disability insurance and major medical insurance, in addition to the basic benefits package.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
The conservancy that manages nine-tenths of Catalina Island began caving in on itself last week as a scientist and three members of the board of directors, one of them a major donor, walked away over differences with the organization's top executive. Their departures bring to 10 the number of scientists and officials who have quit in recent months citing what they say is Executive Director Ann Muscat's controversial leadership style and differences over the direction she is taking the 40-year-old Catalina Island Conservancy.
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December 8, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
A coalition of civil rights and student groups launched a statewide campaign Wednesday to support efforts to overturn California's Proposition 209, which prohibits public universities from considering race and gender in admissions decisions. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Feb. 13 in San Francisco from opponents who contend that the measure is unconstitutional. Although the law has been upheld by the California Supreme Court, opponents cite a July opinion by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned a similar law in Michigan, as new ammunition for their cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2000 | JOSEPH E. HERMAN, Joseph E. Herman is a Los Angeles lawyer who represents management in labor and employment law matters
The California Supreme Court took a giant step last week toward ending the state's wrongful termination lawsuit "lottery" in which many gambled and a few won big. The court unanimously ruled that John Guz, a supervisor at Bechtel who was laid off after a 22-year career, could not sue based on an "implied" contract that he would not be fired without good cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1999 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Advocates for the working poor are set to propose ordinances for Ventura County and the city of Oxnard that would require companies doing business with the government to pay their employees substantially more than the minimum wage. If the measures are adopted, the county and Oxnard would join a growing list of local governments nationwide that require contracting businesses or those that receive subsidies to pay employees enough to keep them above the federal poverty level.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1999 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark King, president of Taylor Made-adidas Golf for the last 2 1/2 weeks, has been bouncing around like one of the high-tech balls that will be introduced soon by his former employer, Callaway Golf Co. Eighteen months ago, King had left Taylor Made to help develop Callaway's new line of golf balls; on Aug. 18, he was lured back to his old employer.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1999
Q. I was employed at a hotel under a contract that either party could cancel after 30 days' notice. As part of the agreement, I was supplied with a room. The business was sold. The new owners said they did not require my services and gave me seven days to vacate the property. When a business is sold like this, do the new owners have to honor any of the terms in an employment contract?--J.G., Beverly Hills * A.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1999
Q. I was employed at a hotel under a contract that either party could cancel after 30 days' notice. As part of the agreement, I was supplied with a room. The business was sold. The new owners said they did not require my services and gave me seven days to vacate the property. When a business is sold like this, do the new owners have to honor any of the terms in an employment contract?--J.G., Beverly Hills * A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1996 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former Orange County employee retirement system administrator, who was fired 10 months ago amid allegations she abused her authority, sued the retirement agency Thursday, contending she had been treated unfairly.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1997
Q: I have been working for a major regional employer for several months. The interviewer and all supervisory personnel I spoke with during the interview process told me that the position was salaried. A manager in the personnel department told me that the benefits associated with the position included options to purchase group disability insurance and major medical insurance, in addition to the basic benefits package.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1996 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former Orange County employee retirement system administrator, who was fired 10 months ago amid allegations she abused her authority, sued the retirement agency Thursday, contending she had been treated unfairly.
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