Eserick “TJ” Watkins is not a doctor, but he is one of the seven non-physician members actively serving on the 15-member panel comprising the California Medical Board. Since being appointed in 2019, he has been observing the board from the inside. Now, he is speaking out, blowing the whistle on the board’s accountability issues. Change […]read more
Labor unrest seems to be the plot conflict in Hollywood these days. Months of contentious negotiations between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the studios finally came to an end after they reached a deal to prevent crew members from striking and bringing the entertainment industry to a painstaking halt. If you […]read more
Although #MeToo brought the simmering underbelly of sexual harassment to the surface in a big way, it still exists (and may always exist) in the modern workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fielded over 6,500 claims of sexual harassment in the fiscal year 2020 alone. This is still an unacceptable level and indicates […]read more
In July, a new lawsuit was filed against the Lakeview Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility. Lakeview Terrace faces allegations of patient dumping during the COVID-19 pandemic, abusing, and neglecting patients, the denial of medical care, and efforts to conceal its conduct. This is the second such lawsuit filed against the facility in the last two years. […]read more
The maker of several popular video games, Riot Games, recently began an investigation into numerous sexual harassment and gender discrimination accusations made against their chief executive, Nicolas Laurent. A lawsuit was filed by a former executive assistant, accusing Laurent of making demeaning gender-based comments and unwanted sexual advancements. Too many employees are forced to suffer […]read more
In California, an employee has two choices for filing a wage and hour claim: (1) they can file with the Labor Commissioner’s Officer, or (2) they can file with the Superior Court of California. It is important to know where to file your claim, as it may affect the outcome of your case. The attorneys […]read more
Losing your job can feel quite unnerving, and when you are terminated without just cause, it can feel infuriating. It is understandable to feel that you were wrongfully terminated, but do you have a valid claim for wrongful termination that will stand up in court? California is an “at-will” state giving employers significant leeway in […]read more
Despite the Me Too Movement exposing the extent of the problem, despite laws prohibiting and the dishonor surrounding it, despite updated programs to root it out; it appears sexual harassment continues digging deeper into the foundation of the workplace. Recent research reveals shocking insights regarding the details of this illicit and illegal behavior. Effectively explaining […]read more
In California, it is wage discrimination for an employer to pay employees doing essentially the same thing different wages without a legitimate justification based on the qualifications of the employee and the requirements of the work being performed. After decades of having an Equal Pay Act in force to prohibit unequal wages paid on the […]read more
The workplace can feel like a warm cozy cabin in the woods or a volatile landscape of land mines and drones. Okay, maybe that’s hyperbole, but workplaces can create challenging dilemmas that often feel like a war zone in your head. You know what is right, but should you risk everything you have accomplished to […]read more
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 an initial consultation to discuss your case.