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Fair Labor Standards Act Applies to Indian Owned Businesses
March 8, 2010: Attorney General Brown Opinion
THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has requested an opinion on the following questions: 1. Does article I, section 31, of the California Constitution bar the Department of Transportation from including hiring preferences established by Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances and permitted by federal law, as part of its contracts for highway construction and maintenance work performed on Indian tribal lands?