Wage theft is rampant according to new report
Wage theft is rampant according to new report On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. There are so many ways for your employer to steal wages from you. All of these forms of wage theft may not necessarily be deliberate attempts by the employer to steal your money, but they are all reckless and unacceptable. …
California pregnancy discrimination incident leads to lawsuit
California pregnancy discrimination incident leads to lawsuit On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. 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 …
Discrimination, retaliation and intimidation alleged at CFPB
Discrimination, retaliation and intimidation alleged at CFPB On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWorkplace Discrimination on Friday, April 18, 2014. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been accused of retaliation and workplace discrimination by an employee, and the accusations reveal a workplace that is fractured and hostile. According to the employee, who is a lawyer in the CFPB’s enforcement division, …
Arbitration, Do You “Like” It
Arbitration, Do You “Like” It On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inArbitration on Thursday, April 17, 2014. 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 …
Equal Pay is the Law — Even at the White House
Equal Pay is the Law — Even at the White House On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEqual Pay on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. 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 …
Office politics play role in wrongful termination case
Office politics play role in wrongful termination case On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWrongful Termination on Friday, April 4, 2014. 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 …
Insight on the new overtime pay regulations
Insight on the new overtime pay regulations On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 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 …
LA police officers accused of sexual harassment
LA police officers accused of sexual harassment On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inSexual Harassment on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 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 …