A Los Angeles construction subcontractor found out the hard way that California’s labor commission is tough on violations of the state’s wage and hour laws. RDV Construction was at the heart of California’s largest private company wage theft case and was ordered to pay $12 million dollars for its alleged violations. Los Angeles wage and […]read more
California’s wage and hour laws are more favorable to workers than federal wage and hour laws, which means that California businesses are subject to harsher standards and penalties for violations than businesses in other states that simply adopt federal wage and hour law. For example, California’s minimum wage is higher than federal law and California […]read more
California is an At-Will employment state. This means that your employer can ask you to sign a document that states that you can be let go for whatever reason at any time. Doesn’t that make you feel secure in your job? Typically companies do not exercise these kinds of removals unless there is a real […]read more
Social situations are hard to navigate sometimes. You enter a bar or nightclub and there are so many people it is hard to strike up a conversation. Now that the #Metoo and #Timesup movements are well established, some men are finding it hard to talk to a woman out of fear that they may offend […]read more
A complaint issued by the state Commission on Judicial Performance shows is that Jeffery W. Johnson, a Second District Court of Appeal justice, is facing serious allegations. Among the claims are numerous acts of sexual harassment committed by Justice Johnson in the workplace. The claims date back more than a decade to his time as […]read more
The Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles dealt a blow on behalf of working Californians with its recent decision regarding the payment of employees waiting on-call before a possible shift. In its 2-1 decision, the state appeals court ruled Monday that employees who are required to phone their employers two hours prior to […]read more
The popular eatery Gordo Taqueria has agreed to pay out $690,000 to its workers as a result of a class action claim against it alleging wage violations. This agreement is just one of many recent settlements involving Bay Area restaurant, such as the mid-January settlement between Rangoon Ruby’s, with that eating establishment agreeing to pay […]read more
Have you ever heard of time theft? Time theft is defined as an employer not completing work in the time that they are getting paid for. For example, when an employee does not get to work on time but gets their friend to clock in for them. Another example is when an employee spends too […]read more
These days, there are so many different types of jobs in California and all across the United States that it is practically impossible to find two individuals with identical job duties. Each job has its own physical requirements. While some workers are expected to sit at a computer for 8 hours straight, others are required […]read more
There is nothing better than landing the job of your dreams. There is just something about finding a position that allows you to work on your strong skills while honing your weaker characteristics. As a fellow go-getter, finding a job that really gets your mental groove going is so satisfying. But as we all know, […]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.