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June 18, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
A state appeal court in Sacramento unanimously struck down a "sub-minimum" wage scheduled to go into effect July 1 for employees who receive tips. The decision could affect as many as 500,000 California workers. The new category of wage earners was created last Dec. 18 by a 3-2 vote of the state Industrial Welfare Commission, which raised the minimum wage in California from $3.35 to $4.25 for most workers but set a $3.
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October 14, 1995 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday signed a bill barring merchants from charging women more than men--solely on the basis of gender--for haircuts, dry cleaning, car repairs and other services. The new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, makes California the first state to specifically prohibit gender discrimination in pricing, according to its author, Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame). "At long last, women are free from the wrinkles of discrimination in the marketplace," Speier said.
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BUSINESS
March 10, 1992 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Stanley Auerbach, a veteran TV repairman in Malibu, a victim of stingy electronic equipment makers? Or is he an anachronism in an age where people throw broken sets away rather than have them fixed? It may take a court to decide. Auerbach is president of the California State Electronics Assn., which represents the state's 8,000 electronics and appliance repair shops.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1994 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about the changing face of California. The pediatrics waiting room of Cigna's Grand Avenue Health Care Center in Downtown Los Angeles has the film "Dennis the Menace" on television--with Spanish subtitles. The room is filled with Latina, Asian and African American mothers with small children, speaking a variety of languages.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1990 | LINDA WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Companies taking comeback of the year honors include a diverse group of concerns representing California's defense, high-technology and biotechnology, manufacturing, retail and service industries. Meanwhile, the state's financial services industry dominated the list of nose dives of the year. Several companies--insurance concerns, banks and savings and loans--plunged spectacularly from profitability into red ink. Atop the Born Again list this year is Titan Corp.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1994 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about the changing face of California. The pediatrics waiting room of Cigna's Grand Avenue Health Care Center in Downtown Los Angeles has the film "Dennis the Menace" on television--with Spanish subtitles. The room is filled with Latina, Asian and African American mothers with small children, speaking a variety of languages.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1992 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The problems for Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s auto repair centers expanded beyond California on Monday as New Jersey officials accused the chain of recommending unnecessary car repairs. New Jersey Consumer Affairs Director Emma N. Byrne said employees at six Sears auto centers in the state recommended unneeded repairs that ranged in cost from $30 to $406 during 12 inspections of undercover state cars. She said the cars had disconnected alternator wires, a $10 repair.
NEWS
October 14, 1995 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday signed a bill barring merchants from charging women more than men--solely on the basis of gender--for haircuts, dry cleaning, car repairs and other services. The new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, makes California the first state to specifically prohibit gender discrimination in pricing, according to its author, Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame). "At long last, women are free from the wrinkles of discrimination in the marketplace," Speier said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1993
In the article about President Clinton's proposed reduction in the business meal deduction ("Food Fight Erupts Over Possible Cut in Business Meal Deduction," July 7), Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan shows an appreciation for the struggles of small business that is rare in Washington. We in the restaurant industry hope that California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer will break their silence on this issue and do the same. As any of the 780,000 people who work in the food service industry in California can tell you, the business meal is not a toy of the wealthy, but a tool used by many business people primarily from the middle class.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1992 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The problems for Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s auto repair centers expanded beyond California on Monday as New Jersey officials accused the chain of recommending unnecessary car repairs. New Jersey Consumer Affairs Director Emma N. Byrne said employees at six Sears auto centers in the state recommended unneeded repairs that ranged in cost from $30 to $406 during 12 inspections of undercover state cars. She said the cars had disconnected alternator wires, a $10 repair.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1992 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Stanley Auerbach, a veteran TV repairman in Malibu, a victim of stingy electronic equipment makers? Or is he an anachronism in an age where people throw broken sets away rather than have them fixed? It may take a court to decide. Auerbach is president of the California State Electronics Assn., which represents the state's 8,000 electronics and appliance repair shops.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1990 | LINDA WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Companies taking comeback of the year honors include a diverse group of concerns representing California's defense, high-technology and biotechnology, manufacturing, retail and service industries. Meanwhile, the state's financial services industry dominated the list of nose dives of the year. Several companies--insurance concerns, banks and savings and loans--plunged spectacularly from profitability into red ink. Atop the Born Again list this year is Titan Corp.
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
A state appeal court in Sacramento unanimously struck down a "sub-minimum" wage scheduled to go into effect July 1 for employees who receive tips. The decision could affect as many as 500,000 California workers. The new category of wage earners was created last Dec. 18 by a 3-2 vote of the state Industrial Welfare Commission, which raised the minimum wage in California from $3.35 to $4.25 for most workers but set a $3.
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