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Employment Law Supplement
The California Supreme Court issued a watershed wage and hour decision in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court last July. In its decision, the Brinker Court resolved uncertainty regarding the limits, if any, of an employer’s responsibility for the mandatory meal and rest periods for hourly employees.
HOSPITALITY: Restaurateurs See Potential for Profits Alfresco
Restaurant operators are throwing their industry’s regional economic clout behind a proposal to streamline the approval of sidewalk dining spaces in the city of San Diego.
HOSPITALITY: Future Ads Depend on Council’s Approval of TMD Budget
Officials don’t yet know how it will translate in terms of lost travel revenue for the region.
Betty Evans Boone will be inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame on March 16. Boone is being recognized in the category of “Empowerer of Women and Girls” for her trailblazing efforts in her own legal career, and her work in the community on behalf of Lawyers Club, which works to advance the status of women in law and society.
The Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers at its U.S. home improvement stores this year, including 900 at its 21 San Diego County locations.
San Diego nonprofit the Chairmen’s Roundtable, which provides advice and pro-bono mentoring to local businesses, has partnered with the Beyster Institute at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management.
Cubic Corp., the San Diego defense contractor and maker of automated mass transit fare systems, named William W. Boyle, 78, as its new chief executive officer.
EDUCATION: UCSD Crafts a Plan to Serve Campus, Industry, Region
With successes such as Qualcomm Inc., Cymer Inc. and San Diego’s biotechnology cluster, UC San Diego has been an economic catalyst and a job generator for the past 52 years. Pradeep Khosla wants to extend that streak.
Universal Consensus LLC, a Carlsbad-based cross-cultural management consulting firm, said it is collaborating with Aon Hewitt, one of the world’s largest human resources companies, to help Aon in its advisory work involving international mergers and acquisitions.
MARKETING: Debit Card Business Uses Pop Star to Connect With Its Demographic
A San Diego debit card business that has yet to make a profit hopes to grab some attention and lots of new customers by signing an endorsement deal with arguably the biggest pop star today Justin Bieber.
HOSPITALITY: Experts See Investors, Favorable Financing Fueling Deals
San Diego County’s hotel investment sales trends checked back into historical reality in 2012, following a 2011 series of high-profile trophy acquisitions that pushed local deal volume for that year well above $1 billion.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. is opening a San Diego office.
Leap Wireless International Inc., the San Diego- based provider of flat rate, prepaid cellphone services called Cricket, said it scaled back the retail distribution partners, keeping two major chains Wal-Mart and Radio Shack following the company’s decision to improve customers’ buying experiences.
MEDICINE: It May Save Healthy Tissue From Surgeons’ Knife
When a cancer patient is on the operating table, surgeons have to determine on the spot which lymph nodes are healthy and which need to be removed.
PLANNING: Versatility Is Also Required to Ensure Continuity in a Crisis
The market for business continuity and disaster recovery services is definitely not one-size-fits-all.