Month: January 2020

Judge stalls California labor law as it relates to truckers

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new California labor law from more than 70,000 independent truckers. The law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers’ compensation. Freelance writers and photographers are also seeking a restraining…

By JohnValbyNation January 1, 2020 0

4 dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesia's capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia —  Severe flooding hit Indonesia’s capital as residents were celebrating the New Year’s, killing at least four people, displacing thousands and forcing the closure of a domestic airport. Tens of thousands of revelers in Jakarta were soaked by torrential rains as they waited for New Year’s Eve fireworks. Agus Wibowo, spokesman for the National…

By JohnValbyNation January 1, 2020 0