June 2014 - Jay Leno to Headline WG Annual Meeting

Abbie and Andy Etchart come from a long history of agricultural workers.  Their great grandfather, Mathieu Etchart, left his family farm in the Basque region of France in the early 1900s, looking for new opportunities in America.  He found them in Southern California.

Jeff Janas

State and federal courts in California have recently held that piece-rate employees must be paid at least minimum wage for all non-piece-rate activities, including those to which the piece-rate doesn't apply.  This is true even when employees receive, on balance, at least minimum wage for all hours worked.

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