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Minimum Wage Increases in Unincorporated Los Angeles County

Effective July 1, 2016, the minimum wage in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County is $10.50 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. People who work at least two hours in a one-week period in any unincorporated area of the County are entitled to the new wage.

Students of Now-Closed ITT Tech Have Consumer Rights

ITT Educational Services, Inc. has closed all ITT Technical Institute locations nationwide, including 14 campuses in California. If you are a student, get all of your records in order and you might get relief on your loans and tuition costs.

LifeSmarts seeking consumer-savvy students

LifeSmarts is an online-based curriculum that brings real-world skills to students. The program includes core consumer topics including: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, Technology, and the Environment.