This is for California employees with labor law and employment law claims. 1. My employer laid me off. Can they do that? What should I do? Yes, unfortunately they can. You are eligible for unemployment benefits and should make a claim with the Employment Development Department. https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/ 2. I am an exempt salaried employee, but […]read more
The subject today is 1099’ed workers. This is for California employees with labor law and employment law claims. This is a question the office has been getting: I receive 1099 for work. Can I get unemployment benefits? Maybe. If you wrongly were given 1099, you might get benefits. In 2019, California Legislature passed legislation which […]read more
Sexual discrimination in the workplace is illegal in California. However, as we have learned, thanks to the #MeToo movement, women and men are treated differently in the workplace. The former general manager of the Los Angeles Sparks has filed a lawsuit against the team alleging she was fired for making complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships […]read more
Last year, the developer behind the popular game “League of Legends” reached a preliminary settlement with former female employees who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit last year. The company, Riot Games, allegedly agreed to pay them $10 million. However, the state of California did not see this as a fair settlement and is stepping into […]read more
For years, job applicants and employees in this state have had to submit to mandatory arbitration when they make allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other serious allegations against coworkers or their employer. Assembly Bill 51 was set to change this practice, but it has hit a roadblock. At the Kaufman Law Firm, we […]read more
Nobody should ever have to worry about being sexually harassed at work. Unfortunately, we know that these problems exist and workforces throughout the United States and here in Los Angeles. At the Kaufman Law Firm, our Los Angeles sexual harassment attorneys want to discuss a lawsuit it is currently making its way through the courts […]read more
California has always been known as a state that stands up for the rights of workers. A new law is about to take effect that could significantly impact many workers in this state. Assembly Bill 5 was passed this year and signed by the governor in September. At the Kaufman Law Firm, our Los Angeles […]read more
Lost in the #MeToo movement are often the workers at the lower end of the income spectrum. When we turn on the news, we tend to hear about powerful men falling from grace for preying on colleagues and associates in high office towers. Sexual harassment anywhere is wrong, though it happens at every level and […]read more
When it comes to protecting workers, California legislators like to be known as being on the forefront of the country. However, it has taken a while for the bill currently in the Assembly to get to where it is today. At The Kaufman Law Firm, our Los Angeles employment law attorneys who handle wage and […]read more
Nobody should ever have to worry about being discriminated against for any reason in the workplace. However, we know that you may need a Los Angeles discrimination attorney if you are facing a hostile work environment. At the Kaufman Law Firm, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Today, we want 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 a free initial consultation to discuss your case.