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    A Pepsi Bottling Group employee who hurt his back while on the job is entitled to reimbursement for his medical marijuana costs, a New Jersey state appeals court said recently. An order from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s workers’ compensation office had previously called on Pepsi to reimburse Brian W. Calmon...

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    With little time to relish in a major employment win in California, Uber, Lyft and others with a similar business model are now preparing to possibly take their fight against reclassifying their gig workers as employees to the national level.  Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told Reuters in a recent interview that he supports the...

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    Workers across the United States could soon be afforded certain privileges that could be life-changing in many cases.  As part of President Joe Biden’s ‘American Families Plan,’ he is calling for a slew of social initiatives — billed as “an investment in our kids, our families, and our economic future” — that would include,...

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    Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed new legislation to require some businesses in the Golden State to rehire workers who were laid off amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Senate Bill 93 was approved April 16 and immediately became law.  Through 2024, it requires employers to offer “displaced” workers their jobs back if they had been let...

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    California fast food workers are rallying together to tout a proposed bill that they say would help them achieve better working conditions and support for fighting labor law violations in the eateries they serve. In April, a weeklong series of demonstrations took place in locations across the state, including Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles...

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