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California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers(0)

September 30, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill holding the state’s employers legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by their subcontractors and temp agencies. With the new law, California will have some of the country’s farthest-reaching protections for temporary workers, among the fastest growing and most vulnerable segments of the workforce.

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

A special examiner hired – and fired – by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York recorded about 46 hours of meetings and conversations with her colleagues. Many of these events document key moments leading to her firing. But they also offer an intimate study of the New York Fed’s culture at a pivotal moment in its effort to become a more forceful financial supervisor.

Geithner Book: ‘I Should Have Paid More Attention’ to Citigroup’s Woes

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s new book, “Stress Test,” discusses the financial crisis of 2007-8 and Geithner’s supervision of the banking giant Citigroup.

Power Tool Makers Accused of Thwarting Adoption of Finger-Saving Device

Leading power tool manufacturers have conspired for years to thwart adoption of a safety device that could prevent thousands of finger amputations and other disfiguring injuries in table saw accidents, according to a federal antitrust lawsuit filed by the developer of the safety technology.


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