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August 13, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Millan, a veteran workplace regulator who has supervised California's intensified war against apparel industry sweatshops over the last four years, is resigning as assistant state labor commissioner. The resignation, confirmed by officials Monday, comes as a major state-federal program that Millan helped create in 1992 largely to crack down on sweatshops appears to be in jeopardy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California state labor commissioner became a teacher Monday, instructing day laborers in the American workers' rights he said they are too frequently denied. The seminar by Jose Millan at a labor site run by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles--or CHIRLA--was the latest of several such events his staff has coordinated, mostly in Southern California, in the past few months. "If I can do anything to help them get the rights they deserve, I'm going to do it," Millan said.
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OPINION
December 21, 1997 | Sandra Hernandez
When Jose Millan was named California's labor commissioner in July, he took over an agency plagued with problems. The department's record of handling workers' wage claims was dismal, and it faced criticism from leaders of various ethnic communities for neglecting the state's growing class of immigrant workers. Low morale among the agency's employees, who complained of a growing workload and fewer resources, was also an issue.
OPINION
December 21, 1997 | Sandra Hernandez
When Jose Millan was named California's labor commissioner in July, he took over an agency plagued with problems. The department's record of handling workers' wage claims was dismal, and it faced criticism from leaders of various ethnic communities for neglecting the state's growing class of immigrant workers. Low morale among the agency's employees, who complained of a growing workload and fewer resources, was also an issue.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran workplace regulator Jose Millan was appointed late Tuesday to be California's new labor commissioner--the first Latino to hold the key enforcement post in more than 50 years. Millan, in accepting the $88,700-a-year job, is rejoining the state agency where he spent 10 years and worked his way up through the ranks before leaving last August to work as a consultant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California state labor commissioner became a teacher Monday, instructing day laborers in the American workers' rights he said they are too frequently denied. The seminar by Jose Millan at a labor site run by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles--or CHIRLA--was the latest of several such events his staff has coordinated, mostly in Southern California, in the past few months. "If I can do anything to help them get the rights they deserve, I'm going to do it," Millan said.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Workers Rights Groups Win Ruling Against State: Worker and immigrant advocacy groups won a court ruling that they say will help thousands of employees in California collect more back wages from employers who have illegally underpaid them. The San Francisco Superior Court ruling requires the state labor commissioner's office, which handles complaints filed in wage disputes, to push back the time period for which workers are eligible to collect back pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1994 | ERIC SLATER
A 3-month-old boy died Sunday after the vehicle in which he was riding stopped for a traffic light and was struck from behind by a drunk driver, police said. Jose Millan of Tujunga was thrown from the car at 7:46 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Fernando Road and Paxton Street. He was transported by ambulance to Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills and later airlifted to Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, said a spokeswoman there. He died Sunday evening, according to police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1993
The owner of a costume-making business that recently received a temporary permit from the city of Los Angeles to operate out of her North Hollywood home was cited Thursday for a violation of state labor laws. Inspectors cited Judy Corbett, owner of J & M Costumers Inc., for manufacturing apparel out of her home--a violation that would usually result in the confiscation of her fabric and other costume-making material.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Appeal Filed in Apparel Manufacturing License Dispute: A south Los Angeles garment manufacturer that state officials threatened to shut down is staying open--at least pending a decision on an appeal filed by the company with the California Department of Industrial Relations. The appeal is largely intended to secure a new operating license that the state, for unspecified reasons, has refused to grant to the south L.A. firm, which is alternately known as Chums Casual, Chums Knitwear or Stephen K.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran workplace regulator Jose Millan was appointed late Tuesday to be California's new labor commissioner--the first Latino to hold the key enforcement post in more than 50 years. Millan, in accepting the $88,700-a-year job, is rejoining the state agency where he spent 10 years and worked his way up through the ranks before leaving last August to work as a consultant.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Millan, a veteran workplace regulator who has supervised California's intensified war against apparel industry sweatshops over the last four years, is resigning as assistant state labor commissioner. The resignation, confirmed by officials Monday, comes as a major state-federal program that Millan helped create in 1992 largely to crack down on sweatshops appears to be in jeopardy.
NEWS
March 10, 1999 | Associated Press
The state labor commissioner says a Bakersfield school district violated California law by transferring 15 students from the eighth-grade science class of a teacher who was perceived to be gay. State law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, whether actual or perceived, said the ruling by Chief Deputy Labor Commissioner Jose Millan, made public Tuesday. By granting parents' requests to remove their children from James D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1995
The garment industry in this country long has been rife with abuses, including underpaying workers and ignoring safety in sweatshops. Even when manufacturers meet all laws, sewing clothes is tedious work at low pay. This week the state's deputy labor commissioner, Jose Millan, said a large Santa Ana apparel maker, Clothes Connection, was in effect requiring many of its minimum-wage employees to pay the company in order to keep their jobs.
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