employment

Prospects for a regional minimum wage

Jun 24, 2015
Cecille Isidro

KALW's Jack Detsch spoke with opponents and proponents of a regional minimum wage in the Bay Area. He and Hana Baba sat down to talk about at what's next.

On the April 12, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll describe 12 things that make employers want to get rid of an employee. These distill what my many manager/leader clients have said to me over the years in the confidentiality of my office. I'll also offer some easier-to-implement ways to improve your time management. Plus, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career problem is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015
Nicole A. West / Oakland North

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 415, meet 628: New S.F. area code debuts Saturday // SF Gate

Under CC license from Flickr user Patrick

A majority of Americans say their biggest financial concern is that they won’t be able to save enough money to retire. This finding, by a recent Gallup poll, is likely one reason that the average age of retirement in America has increased from 60 to 62 years old since the 2008 recession. For many people, though, retiring in their 60s simply isn’t possible.

Mediation of Employment Law Cases and DisputesGuest: Employment Law Attorney/Mediator Mark Rudy.Listeners with questions for Chuck and Mark Rudy, please call 415-841-4134.

Your Legal Rights 3/12/2014

Mar 12, 2014

Tonight's program is a discussion of employment law regarding pre-employment inquiries.  What can and can't be asked by an employer in a job interview.  Chuck Finney's guests are employment law attorneys Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman.

Isabel Angell

African Americans are leaving San Francisco at an alarming rate. They make up just six percent of the population, down from over 13 percent in 1970 and have a higher unemployment rate than whites and other minorities.

Employment Law: Workplace Bullying
Guest:  Employment Law attorney Bill Crosby.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck & Bill Crosby, please call 415-841-4134.


Finding work for young people

Sep 4, 2013
Sara Brook Curtis

In January of 2012, President Barack Obama called upon mayors across the country to create jobs for youth in their cities. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee listened.

The costs of employing an American continues to grow at the same time as automation and offshoring become ever more tempting to employers. So where will the jobs be, especially the jobs that promise a stable, sustainable living? And what's the broader solution: What's the smartest approaches to encouraging the creation of sustainable jobs?

Under CC license from Andy Oakley

Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hello. Hey! Uh, can’t understand you.” It’s meant to trick the caller into thinking it’s Hernandez on the phone. Eventually, callers hear, “Ha, voicemail! You know what to do stupid.” Now, at 19, Hernandez is looking for a job, and the greeting which started off as a joke for friends is now a liability.

Brett Myers

Seventeen year-old Andrew is filling out a job application for a Jamba Juice in Oakland, California. He’s making his way through the basics, filling out his name and contact information. However question five posed a challenge. It was a yes or no checkbox which read, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”

The older we get, the harder it is to think of ourselves as “old.” But as far as the government is concerned – specifically, the federal corrections system – you’re “aging” or “elderly” once you turn 50. California houses one of the country’s biggest populations of elderly prisoners. And gradually, it also releases them.

Finding work for ex-felons

Apr 4, 2013
Americaworks.com

Angel Barerra has a felony conviction. He thinks that’s kept him from finding work. In order to give people like Barerra a better chance, some California counties have implemented “Ban the Box” – they’ve made it illegal for employers to ask about felony charges on job applications.

photo courtesy of www.domesticworkers.org

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susie Britton