The Kaufman Law Firm
The Kaufman Law Firm Represent the victims of Employment and Labor law through out the Westlake Village California. The firm has recovered over $50 million on behalf of wronged employees. Call at 818-990-1999 today.
The Kaufman Law Firm 818-990-1999
4195 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 250 Westlake Village CA 91362
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California’s Equal Pay Laws

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Equal Pay Laws Article

California Labor Code 1197.5 prohibits making payment of wages at rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex in the same establishment illegal when the job performance requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which is performed under similar working conditions. This California law is patterned on a similar federal law.

However, different pay rates are permitted where the different rates arise under a seniority system, a merit system, a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production, or a differential based on any bona fide factor other than sex. (Labor Code 1197.5(a)). As a result, in equal pay cases, the focus is on qualifications and work of the employee and the better paid employee or employees. The greater the pay disparities shown by the employee, the greater the justification that will be required from the employer.

Different pay for labor is permitted where there is materially different work. To compare rates of pay, the two employees must be equal as to skill, effort and responsibility and must work under similar working conditions.

Damages for violation of this provision include not only the recovery of any wages lost as a result of the discrimination together with interest on those lost wages, but also liquidated damages in a like amount. Attorney’s fees may be recovered in a private action to enforce this section. (Labor Code 1197.5(g)).

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THE KAUFMAN LAW FIRM is a California employment law firm that’s dedicated to representing employees in disputes against their employers to do with equal pay laws in California. Matthew A. Kaufman is an experienced labor lawyer and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients in more than 50 class action lawsuits.

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Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.

To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

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