Interns and volunteers protected by anti-discrimination laws
Interns and volunteers protected by anti-discrimination laws On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWorkplace Discrimination on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Historically, anti-discrimination and workplace harassment laws only protected wage employees. Interns and volunteers could be subjected to this behavior without any recourse. Not so in California. Last year California extended anti-discrimination and workplace harassment protections to unpaid interns, volunteers and …
What happens if your workers’ compensation claim is denied?
What happens if your workers’ compensation claim is denied? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Saturday, April 16, 2016. California provides robust labor protections. However, they are still subject to the biases of people. The first step in getting your claim approved is submitting it to the claims administrator. If the claims administrator denies your claim, then you have …
California passes bill to raise minimum hourly wage to $15
California passes bill to raise minimum hourly wage to $15 On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Friday, April 15, 2016. Governor Jerry Brown received a brokered bill to raise the minimum hourly wage in California to $15 by 2022. This bill was the result of weeks of negotiations between lawmakers and labor representatives. The bill was on an expedited voting …
Employers sued for discriminating based on sexual orientation
Employers sued for discriminating based on sexual orientation On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWorkplace Discrimination on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (or “EEOC”) filed two lawsuits in the beginning of March. These two lawsuits allege employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Specifically, that these two employers allowed a pattern of hostile actions and harassment …