Legislative Marathon, Costco Sued

Costco was sued for sex-based discrimination. The plaintiff alleges that the company denies women promotions into the companies upper echelons. The LA Times reports.

With this year's legislative session winding down, legislators are churning out bills for the governor's review.

Remember when CLEL noted the shutdown of the IWC? Well, here's a bill to do one of its jobs for it. AB 2832 raises the minimum wage to $7.25 as of July 1, 2005, and $7.75 as of July 1, 2006. The last increase was in January 2002. There is not much chance, based on national CPI numbers, that this increase would exceed inflation.