A slaughterhouse that wants to test all its cows for mad cow disease is running into trouble with the USDA.
Experts on compensation say that the illegal doctoring of hourly employees’ time records is far more prevalent than most Americans believe. The practice, commonly called shaving time, is easily done and hard to detect – a simple matter of computer keystrokes – and has spurred a growing number of lawsuits and settlements against a wide range of businesses.
An unusually large number of ballot initiatives have substantial backing from groups like the state Chamber of Commerce, statewide organizations of California cities and counties, individual state legislators and activist organizations. They are paying millions to get the signatures needed to make the November ballot. Many will succeed. This may be good for their causes, but it’s bad for California.