In California, most employees are hired on an “at will” basis, which means they can choose to terminate their relationship with an employer at any time. Likewise, they can also be terminated by the employer at any time. There does not have to be any advance notice. There are, however, a number of termination reasons […]read more
Remember being called a tattle-tale when in kindergarten? Tattle-tale was a nickname given to someone who told the teacher or some authority if someone else was breaking the rules. Tattle-tales reported on bad behaviour. As adults, we probably use the word snitch more often. In the business world, a whistleblower is a more appropriate word. […]read more
As parents, there is nothing more concerning than the life of your children. You do all you can to make sure that your children feel safe and protected. At home, you may monitor their social media use or you may keep an eye on what shows they watch. You may prevent your child from using […]read more
If you work 40 hours or more in a week in California, then you are entitled to overtime pay. The same holds true if you work more than 8 hours in a day. However, to qualify for overtime pay you must not work in certain occupations that are exempt from overtime pay. At The Kaufman […]read more
Harold Carter spent a full quarter of a century working for FedEx. He always envisioned that he’d retire from the giant shipping company—with benefits. But in 2016, that dream came to a screeching halt with Niguel was fired from his job as retaliation to his complaints about a serious workplace injury. Now the Los Angeles […]read more
Reports surfaced last fall that Google provided multimillion-dollar exit packages to two of its executives who were accused of sexual harassment by Google employees after the company found the allegations to be credible. Yes, you understood that correctly. One Google executive was paid $90 million and another was paid $15 million as part of their […]read more
The workday, on average, is about 8-9 hours. Some people work longer hours, some shorter. Some work more days a week than others, but all in all, we are doing our best at jobs that we, hopefully, love. Every day we wake up and we move from the comfort of our home to the pace […]read more
A Los Angeles construction subcontractor found out the hard way that California’s labour 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
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.