Reopen California? That’s the Toughest Phase Yet, Newsom Says

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will not lift his shelter-in-place order until adequate suppression and mitigation measures are in place to prevent future flare-ups. That means tracking down the sick and isolating clusters of new infections, arming hospitals with adequate equipment and setting new guidelines for schools and businesses to reopen.

Apr 15, 2020 Ben Christopher & Rachel Becker

Undocumented Workers Face Obstacles Qualifying for Benefits During the Pandemic

California is home to more than 2 million undocumented immigrants, making up nearly 1 in 10 workers in the state. Many advocates and service providers say the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders have had a disproportionately high impact on undocumented and low-wage workers.

Apr 14, 2020 Jacqueline Garcia & Erica Hellerstein

Workers Must Get Paid for Scheduled Time

If employees are scheduled to begin working at 6 a.m., but no one from management shows up until 7 a.m. to unlock the doors, can the workers be penalized and docked an hour of pay?

Apr 10, 2020 Suzanne Lucas