California workplace protections

A Riverside County jury has awarded a $17 million settlement to a Riverside warehouse security guard who was severely injured by a runaway forklift.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A new report finds one in six housekeepers, home care providers and other domestic workers in California earnes less than a minimum wage.  UCLA researchers were presenting their findings at the State Capital on Tuesday.  They're telling lawmakers both domestic workers and their employers need assistance.

Health care workers face a high risk of violence on the job.  Nurses from around California yesterday (Thursday) testified in support of proposed new rules meant to prevent workplace violence.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

Calif. Bill Would Examine Safety At Nail Salons

Aug 21, 2015

There are more than eight-thousand nail salons in California.  And a state lawmaker announced a new effort yesterday [Thursday] to take a closer look at them.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

It's shaping up to be a hot, dry summer in California.  And rules governing outdoor work conditions have been modified to keep people better protected.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

Many California small business employees often don't take paid family leave because they would risk losing their jobs.  That could change under a bill that passed its first committee yesterday (Wednesday) in the state Senate.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.