Thursday, December 5, 2013 3:44 am
(NAPSI)—The most important part of preparing your home’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system for cold or warm weather may be selecting a qualified contractor. Finding one who is trained to maintain, repair and/or replace the components of your system is key.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:00 am
A former Lodi Memorial Hospital employee has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, claiming she and several other employees were sexually harassed by a doctor for more than a year, and that she was fired when she revealed the long list of incidents to management.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Did the Great Recession impact your employment success? For many, the economic turmoil opened their eyes to the risks of working in certain industries. But at New York Life, a Fortune 100 company actively recruiting in your community, you can weather the ups and downs in the economy because the public’s need for financial preparation is constant. As individuals get married, have children and care for elderly parents, insurance agents are there to provide financial guidance and support—with each new life stage there are new financial objectives to address for clients.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 5:00 pm
With the increasing popularity of prepaid cards, it is no surprise that businesses are now using these financial products to pay employees. Payroll cards allow employers to skip the hassles and costs of issuing paper checks and allow employees to immediately access their wages without a trip to the bank or the costs associated with costly check cashing services.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Every human being enjoys a basic right to be respected, not because of any title, position, prestige, or accomplishment but first of all because we are created in the image and likeness of God.
Thursday, August 29, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—In addition to significant health insurance changes, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 included tax law changes. Several of those changes will impact 2013 federal tax returns, due April 15, 2014.
Sunday, August 25, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - The most significant implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as “Obamacare,” are just around the corner. In addition to having wide-ranging effects on health insurance in 2014 and 2015, the legislation also impacts income taxes.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:15 am
Among city of Lodi employees, 82 earned more than $100,000 in 2012 — up from 30 in 2009. City officials say the difference is in overtime hours, especially among fire and police employees, which were rare in 2007 and 2008.
“For the city, overtime is cheaper (than hiring more staff),” said Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce. “I know that it probably looks terrible to have that many people making that kind of money, but they’re putting in the hours.”
Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 am
On a March afternoon 61 years ago, a man in a suit and tie cut the ribbon, officially opening Lodi Memorial Hospital to some 8,000 visitors present for the 2 p.m. open house.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District trustees finalized a contract agreement with Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer on Tuesday that extends her employment by one year and pays her almost $225,000 annually. Her contract will expire on June 30, 2016.
Friday, May 17, 2013 3:39 pm
Last July I wrote a blog item commending the city of Lodi for steering clear of the underfunded retirement health benefit mess that Stockton fell into.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am
The Galt City Council has set a special public meeting next week to discuss Councilman Curt Campion’s request for health care benefits as an elected official.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 am
An outside audit has recommended the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District contribute more than $300,000 to its retirement account annually to make up for a lack of funding in years past and plan for future costs.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:00 am
The Lodi City Council approved a resolution last week to increase the salaries for four positions at Lodi Electric Utility. City officials hope the move will entice more applicants with the right qualifications to consider working in Lodi.
Four jobs — including the electric operations superintendent, the manager of engineering and operations, rates and resources engineer and the senior power engineer — will receive a 15 percent raise.
The electric utility director will receive a 5 percent raise to $162,747 to keep an appropriate salary separation, said Ayers.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:00 am
More and more high school and college graduates and are finding it increasingly difficult to find employment.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am
Hidden in Obamacare is an employer tax that must give businesses pause in business strategy. Never before has legislation encouraged businesses to contemplate shrinking their operations and outsourcing jobs overseas.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00 am
Gretchen Talley retired from the San Joaquin County Board of Education in June, but taxpayers could pay for her health care for life.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:00 am
Back in the 11th grade, my work ethic was way ahead of the times.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:00 am
If a police officer or firefighter dies of a work-related injury or illness within 4 years and 8 months of retirement, their family can currently file for a hefty worker's compensation payment.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:00 am
The city of Lodi recently inked new contracts with eight of its nine labor unions, and for the first time created a two-tier pension system for public safety employees.
New hires for police officers and firefighters will now have a pension formula of 3 percent at 55 based on the average of the three highest years of pay. Currently, public safety employees use a 3 percent at 50 formula based on the highest single year of pay.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:28 pm
Watching Stockton’s treasury get wiped out by spendy arenas and the granting of over-generous employee benefits got me thinking: Do city of Lodi retirees get paid health insurance?
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:00 am
Line dancing classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Eagles Hall, 217 E. Lockeford St., Lodi. Pat and Eric Mitchell will be the instructors. Classes are $5 for non-members or free for members. For more information, call the hall at 209-339-1615.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am
According to a Lodi News-Sentinel story earlier this week, Congressman Jerry McNerney will hold a July 16 workshop to help veterans access the newly created Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. VRAP will offer eligible, unemployed veterans up to one year of career retraining.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:00 am
The first years of the 1970s saw the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and the military draft coming to an end. The size of our military began to shrink, despite an increased threat from the Soviet Union in Europe as they continued to build a larger and offensively oriented force.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00 am
At $58,052, a 10-year teacher in one of San Joaquin County’s smallest school districts, Oak View, earns more than a 10-year teacher in Elk Grove, which is among the state’s largest districts. That current annual salary is $57,878.