When it comes to protecting workers, California legislators like to be known as being on the forefront of the country. However, it has taken a while for the bill currently in the Assembly to get to where it is today. At The Kaufman Law Firm, our Los Angeles employment law attorneys who handle wage and […]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
Unemployment insurance is coverage provided to workers that lose their jobs. It isn’t available to everyone so you must apply for these payments. California provides several options to file for unemployment claims, including online, via mail and over the phone. Unemployment claims are managed by the Employment Development Department (or “EDD”). The EDD released guidelines […]read more
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 a few options. First of all, if your claim is denied, you can seek assistance […]read more
Safety procedures are studied and enacted for a reason: safety. This is especially true in high-risk jobs like firefighting, policing and construction. Unfortunately, there will always be companies that put profit and deadlines ahead of their workers’ lives. It is due to this sad reality that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regularly updates its […]read more
Workers’ compensation is not and never was intended to provide permanent benefits. It is designed to provide a stop-gap measure for workers who are injured on the job and unable to work. Workers’ compensation is essentially wage replacement, not welfare or unemployment benefits. For workers who are permanently injured and either unable to return to […]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.