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Immigration law compliance: The basics of I-9 verification

Employers in the Central Valley have long understood the importance of compliance with immigration law to maintain a viable workforce.
With the election of Donald Trump, national attention has been sharply focused on numerous immigration-related issues. Employers are well-advised to take this opportunity to audit their compliance with the most basic of their obligations under federal law: I-9 compliance.

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Powers promoted Adult Parole Operations Director

Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.

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Federal regulations: reform on the horizon?


Bruce Sarchet

On Feb. 24, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force within 90 days to identify burdensome regulations for possible repeal, replacement, or modification.

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Denham to host town hall


Rep. Jeff Denham

DENAIR — Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, will host a town hall meeting with Stanislaus County Board Supervisor Vito Chiesa, Assemblyman Heath Flora and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth on Monday, April 17.

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CEO spotlight: past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber



STOCKTON — Carlos Villapudua plans to blend his experience in politics, business and social work into his new role as the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s CEO.

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California GOP delegation urges Chao to block rail funding



California’s GOP congressional delegation has sent the Trump administration a letter asking it to block a federal grant that would ultimately support the state’s high speed rail project, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

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Manteca’s watchword: potential, mayor says

STOCKTON — As the city of Manteca enters its 99th year, Mayor Steve DeBrum says the word that best describes it is “potential.”

That was the message DeBrum shared with business leaders at Manteca’s first ever State of the City address Wednesday morning, co-sponsored by the city of Manteca and Manteca Chamber of Commerce.


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