California legislators routinely tout the state's economic prospects by noting its success in spawning innovative technology and "green" industries. That may be true, but these and other companies must struggle under a labor code designed more for fast-food workers and last century's assembly lines. At issue are California's rigid overtime rules, which require companies to pay hourly employees time-and-one-half not only for time worked in excess of 40 hours a week — but for time worked beyond eight hours each day. As the state's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement declares, "Eight hours of work constitutes a day's work". But, writes Steven Greenhut, what works in the view of a Sacramento bureaucracy isn't necessarily what works for others.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Even as the district struggles to vaccinate seniors, it will soon allow half the city to get in line.