California has been a crucial state when it comes to pushing for better protections for pregnant women in the workplace. Too often in this country, pregnant women are maligned, fired and inappropriately taken care of in many other ways by their employers. They are put in a no-win situation when it should be one of […]read more
Can you lose your right to a jury trial by eating food? General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies, thinks so. It adopted policies that customers who buy its products, join its online communities like Facebook or download coupons give up their constitutional rights to a jury trial. Instead these its policy requires arbitration of […]read more
Equal pay advocates like Obama. The Obama administration has always supported legislation prohibiting gender bias in compensation. For example, the administration supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 which extended the statute of limitations for Unequal Pay cases, and now they support the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation intended to remedy unequal compensation between men and women. […]read more
A deputy sheriff sued his former department after he was fired, and the lawsuit earned him a $300,000 settlement. The case stemmed from an incident back in 2012, when the deputy sheriff opposed the re-election of the county sheriff. He used Facebook to campaign against the sheriff’s re-election — but when the sheriff found out […]read more
In a recent speech, Labor Sec. Tom Perez elaborated on how the Obama administration seeks to revise the overtime pay regulations, according to Reuters. The Department of Labor issues interpretive regulations on the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Courts weight these regulations heavily when interpreting the FLSA. According to Perez’s speech, the administration seeks […]read more
Los Angeles is the location of a very serious sexual harassment filed by a female police officer who was assigned to the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s station. She claims that there is some sort of “sex club” where some of the female officers at the station would perform sexual acts for the male officers. She […]read more
Is College Football Ready for Unions and Sharing the Wealth? A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players could form a union and bargain collectively – they were employees of the University. If this ruling stands, it will revolutionize college athletics. Employees have to be paid wages, get health […]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.