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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

March 2016 Archives

How to file for paid family leave

Paid family leave is treated as a type of disability insurance under California law. Typically, paid family leave is handled totally in-house. You would file a request with your employer and then take your leave. You only file a claim with California if your employer is part of the state program or refuses to give you paid family leave.

Are you eligible for paid family leave?

California was the first state to require that employees be given paid family leave. Paid family leave (or "PFL") is available to any worker that requires extended time off to care for a newborn or sick family member. But, these benefits are not automatic. You must apply to receive them. This article will go over the eligibility requirements and how you can be disqualified.

The steps to file for unemployment

Unemployment insurance is coverage provided to workers that lose their jobs. It isn’t available to everyone so you must apply for these payments. California provides several options to file for unemployment claims, including online, via mail and over the phone. Unemployment claims are managed by the Employment Development Department (or “EDD”).

What you should do after losing a job, pt. 1

Laid-off, let-go and severance, there are many euphemisms for getting fired from a job. No matter the terminology your boss may use, it is a universal punch in the gut. It shakes your confidence in work and in family. But when the dust settles and you push through the self-pity, you have some things to do. This article will go over some of the things you should do after losing a job to jump back up to your feet.

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