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An Employee Rights Law Firm

Matthew A. Kaufman has successfully represented employees in the areas of Family Medical Leave, Disability Discrimination and Wage & Commissions disputes for more than 20 years

October 2015 Archives

When does independent contractor mean underpaid employee?

The misclassification of employees is a growing problem all over the United States as companies choose to utilize the services of independent contractors in place of hiring employees. Sourcing out certain work can save a lot of money for companies in terms of payroll taxes, minimum wages, overtime wages, and other costs that are legally required of employers, such as workers' compensation or disability.

Work leave for domestic violence

As an American worker, you have all sorts of rights afforded to you. So many in fact that it is understandable if you don't know them all. For the most part, it is your employer's responsibility to keep you informed of the rights you have that fit your situation. However, in cases of domestic violence, an employer may feel uneasy approaching an employee to discuss leave. That is why it is important for victims of domestic violence to know the rights they have when it comes to a leave of absence from work.

IT workers file suit against Disney

Throughout California and, indeed, the United States as a whole, a huge number of workers endure conditions that are simply unacceptable. Whether they are being paid too little or forced to work for too long or being subject to a hostile or unsafe work environment, it is something no one should have to put up with. However, many people do not realize that they may be able to get legal support.

Communication may help to resolve your harassment case

Throughout California, all too many people endure unfair treatment at work. Some are not paid enough; others are forced to work excessive hours in terrible conditions, while still others suffer from discrimination and harassment at work. Whatever the case, it is a breach of your employee rights if you are being subjected to such conditions and you might be able to claim compensation or file a lawsuit against those responsible.

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