Very few of us work for the fun if – you go to work because you need to earn a living to support yourself or your family. A dispute over your wages or working hours can quickly become a very complex matter, and being paid less than you believe you’re entitled to be never welcome. […]read more
As the dust settles on festive holiday season celebrations, Californians begin to discover new laws that took effect on January 1, 2018. Hundreds of new laws have been introduced across California starting this year, but Kaufman Law Firm has outlined the ones that will most likely affect you and members of your family. The new […]read more
Los Angeles, home to tens of thousands of independent contractor truck drivers, is about to roll out its new ban to block trucking companies from using independent contractors. This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to launch the process of banning trucking and warehousing companies that use independent contractors to haul millions of cargo […]read more
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly declared that the unemployment rate has substantially decreased over the past year, but why is this happening and why are salaries going down? Los Angeles alone is expected to add nearly 133,000 jobs by 2021, according to a recent report, which also showed that inflation-adjusted household incomes are 4.5 […]read more
A series of sex scandals in California last month has spurred the conversation about women’s employment rights and protections. Needless to say, California employment law has been plagued by certain flaws for decades, and now Governor Jerry Brown has finally addressed some of them to make the lives of California women easier and get rid […]read more
The agricultural company Dole who is based in westlake Village is planning to close its strawberry growing farms in Southern California effective October 6. This will leave 172 farmworkers without a job. The well-known company and one of the world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable producers is $1.3 billion in debt and has declined in […]read more
Recently , California updated the terms of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that requires employers take steps to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassment and retaliation actions. A guide was issued for employers to clarifying the obligations required under these regulations. A Westlake Village discrimination attorney can help protect your rights during an investigation. […]read more
Did you know that, as new father, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may apply to you as well? If your employer is subject to the provisions of the FMLA, you can take a leave of absence to care for a new or injured child. You can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid […]read more
A big fear of expecting mothers who are working full-time is what is going to happen when they have to leave work to give birth or take care of their child. And while you would assume that a new mother is automatically given “maternity leave,” that is not always the case. Here are some things […]read more
If you are interested in joining the military but are presently employed, you may have questions about how your military service could impact your employment status. Serving in the military is a noble pursuit. Worries about your job should not dissuade you from enlistment. In fact, you are federally protected from discrimination in the workplace […]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.