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Delaware North furloughs 1,300 at Lambeau Field, Miller Park

Jul. 9, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The catering company for Lambeau Field and Miller Park says it has temporarily laid off about 1,300 employees. Delaware North notified Wisconsin labor officials to comply with the law because the layoffs could last more than six months due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter...

Former employees at raided slaughterhouse to get back pay

Jul. 9, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former employees of an East Tennessee slaughterhouse raided by federal immigration agents in 2018 will get $610,000 in back pay and damages, according to a consent order filed in federal court. The money will be paid over three years to about 150 former workers at the Southeastern...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020 file photo, a closed sign is displayed outside a Salvation Army store and donation center in Glenview, Ill. Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or for pennies on the dollar, in exchange for their stay. For the first time, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has determined how widespread these programs have become. In 1990, in response to a complaint from a former participant, the Labor Department launched an investigation into the nation's largest chain of work-based rehabs, The Salvation Army, which operates about 100 programs across the country. At The Salvation Army's rehabs, participants were required to work full time processing donations for the organization's thrift stores, receiving a stipend of only $5 to $20 a week. The department found The Salvation

Review finds many who work during rehab aren't being paid

Jul. 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or for pennies on the dollar, in exchange for their stay. Some work at rehab-run businesses, such as thrift...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom and some of the state's legislative leaders were among the millions to score federal loans aimed to keep small businesses afloat during the pandemic A Northern California-based winery and hospitality company, PlumpJack, founded by Newsom received a loan worth $150,000 to $350,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program, a national rescue package aimed to help small businesses during the pandemic, according to records released on Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Companies tied to California officials get US virus loans

Jul. 6, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — Businesses tied to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis and two of the state’s legislative leaders were among those that received federal loans aimed at keeping small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, records released Monday showed. A...

South Dakota reports 4 COVID-19 deaths, 67 new cases

Jul. 2, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Thursday reported four deaths from COVID-19, along with 67 new cases, according to the Department of Health. Two people over 80 and two people in their 60s died. They were residents of Beadle, Buffalo, Lyman and Pennington counties. So far, 97...

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, and Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Arcadia, right, celebrate with Alastair Mactaggart, center, after the Legislature approved their data privacy bill in Sacramento, Calif. California voters will decide a ballot measure this November that would give them more power over how companies use their data, an extension of a landmark privacy law passed in 2018. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Wednesday, June 25, 2020, a measure to amend the law will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Data privacy, other measures qualify for California ballot

Jun. 26, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in this November on whether to expand a landmark data privacy law, alter a decades-old law that limits property taxes on businesses and exempt ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft from a new state labor law. They are among 11 measures Secretary of State Alex...

Walmart to continue to review policy on prison labor

Jun. 25, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Inc. says it will continue to review its policy on working with suppliers that deploy prison labor, as part of its review of overall practices in the wake of civil unrest over racial inequality. The nation's largest retailer said a “small number" of its U.S. suppliers use...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride-share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies hire its drivers as employees. The maneuver comes after the state and three cities sued the companies in May, accusing them of misclassifying their workers in California as independent contractors, in the process depriving them of benefits full-time employees enjoy. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California wants judge to force Uber, Lyft to hire drivers

Jun. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies to hire their drivers as employees. The...

Maryland official outlines work to cut unemployment backlog

Jun. 24, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's labor department had a backlog of more than 34,000 pending unemployment claims as of last week, but the department secretary told lawmakers Wednesday the agency is making progress processing claims. Tiffany Robinson's department has struggled after being inundated with a...

A TSA worker, right, checks a passenger before entering a security screening at Orlando International Airport Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated Tuesday that 52% of airport employees tested positive for COVID-19 but Phil Brown, CEO of Orlando International Airport, said in a statement Wednesday that last week's rate of positive cases from the 500 workers tested last week was only 0.4%. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida shatters daily record for new virus cases - again

Jun. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's confirmed coronavirus cases shot up again Thursday, setting another one-day record of more than 3,200 new infections, the fifth time in eight days a new mark has been set. At least three local governments Thursday imposed rules requiring masks in public settings. The...