Friday, August 03, 2007

"She [Bradstreet] called the state's current regulations "confusing and conflicting" and has scheduled a second forum Thursday in Northridge"

Sacramento Article dated 08/03/07, Work rule for meals on front burner, by Dale Kasler.
It seems that our new political appointee Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet calls our current regulations "confusing and conflicting." Being penalized for violating state law isn't "confusing and conflicting;" it's breaking the law. Look at who's been doing the crying: big-business lobbyists. Yeah, let's make it easier for employers to jam up their employees.

Employers cannot regulate themselves on their own, which is why the Labor Commissioner's office is charged with enforcing such laws. When you have a Labor Commissioner who's a Republican appointee, it seems that she's already serving those who got her the appointment. GAS has/wants/needs the California Restaruant Lobby in his back pocket; they have mucho dinero for his future campaigns. It seems perfectly logical that Labor Commissioner Bradstreet will serve big money; she's right, our current regulations are a joke. That's why the California Supreme Court told her how to interpret her own regulations.
It's surprising that she's quoted in the Sac Bee article as calling these regulations "confusing and conflicting" It's sad that she wasn't quoted saying this: "the courts have spoken, and my agency will vigorously enforce against anyone who violates these laws. Those who obey the law have nothing to worry about; those who do-we're coming."
She wants a second forum in Northridge; you gotta be kidding me. I hope she's not some typical lawyer that just dances around the topic and does nothing...Miles wouldn't do that.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she really thinks they are "confusing and conflicting" she should schedule a meeting with a former DLSE attorney who might be able to explain them to her.

8/03/2007 9:53 PM  
Anonymous here to help you said...

Angela, you sound confused. If you really want to get a handle on labor laws and our agency, I would suggest bringing back the best attoney the division ever had. You guessed it, Miles Locker.

8/04/2007 12:00 AM  
Anonymous watcha talkin about Willis said...

Join the gang Angela, I'm confused and conflicted as to why they would appoint an employer's advocate as Labor Commissioner. How many employees have you represented in the past or isn't there enough money in standing up for the employee's rights.

8/04/2007 12:09 AM  

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