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‘On Call’ Workers Must Be Paid, Court Tells Clothing Retailer
‘On Call’ Workers Must Be Paid, Court Tells Clothing Retailer On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wage & Hour Law on Saturday, February 16, 2019. 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 …
Bay Area Restaurant to Pay $690K For Withholding Tips, Violating Overtime Laws
Bay Area Restaurant to Pay $690K For Withholding Tips, Violating Overtime Laws On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wage & Hour Law on Saturday, February 9, 2019. 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, …
Unpaid Time Versus Time Theft
Unpaid Time Versus Time Theft On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Overtime Attorney on Friday, February 1, 2019. 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 …
You Have a Right to Refuse to Do Dangerous Work (If You Get Fired For This, File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit)
You Have a Right to Refuse to Do Dangerous Work (If You Get Fired For This, File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit) On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Friday, January 25, 2019. 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 …
Top 5 Discriminatory Practices In The Workplace
Top 5 Discriminatory Practices In The Workplace On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Saturday, January 19, 2019. 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 …
How Far Can A California Employer Go With A Background Check? Requesting Medical and Criminal Records
How Far Can A California Employer Go With A Background Check? Requesting Medical and Criminal Records On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Friday, January 11, 2019. It is no secret that employers in California have access to a wide range of personal information of their employees and job applicants. But how far can an employer go without crossing legal boundaries? Can employers inquire into their prospective …
#METOO Is Not Just For Women
#METOO Is Not Just For Women On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Sexual Harassment on Saturday, January 5, 2019. When it comes to employment there are so many factors to consider. You have to think about commute time, whether or not salary is comparable to what you need to live, whether you will fit in with the other employers, …
When to Expect Final Paychecks, Severance Pay, and Other Benefits After a Layoff in California
When to Expect Final Paychecks, Severance Pay, and Other Benefits After a Layoff in California On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Saturday, December 29, 2018. If you have lost your job in a layoff or plant closing, you are most likely worried about not receiving your final paycheck, severance pay, and other benefits. On top of that, the thought of having to find a new …
What Salary Increases Should California Employees Expect In January 2019?
What Salary Increases Should California Employees Expect In January 2019? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wage & Hour Law on Saturday, December 22, 2018. “Salary increase.” Any employee loves to hear these two words. And you may be surprised to learn that exempt employees are about to see their paychecks get bigger starting from January 2019. “Wait, how did I miss that?” you may …
How Do I Deal with Wrongful Termination?
How Do I Deal with Wrongful Termination? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Finding a job that we like is really hard. We do what we can to find something interesting and that plays into our strengths so that we can eventually climb up the ladder to an even better job with even …