• Posts by Andrew Lichtenstein
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    In defending and advising employers through the challenging terrain of labor and employment law and litigation, attorney Andrew Lichtenstein combines subject-matter experience with a deep understanding of his clients’ ...

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With $3 million in funding from A.B. 102, California’s recent appropriations bill, the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC), the administrative body charged by statute to regulate wages, hours, and working conditions, will reconvene for the first time since 2004, when it was defunded for budgetary reasons.  The IWC was established in 1913 and has gone through several changes throughout the years.  Its most recent, lasting impact on employment in California, however, consists of 17 “wage orders” regulating the wages, hours and working conditions in specific industries. 

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