A Los Angeles construction subcontractor found out the hard way that California’s labor commission is tough on violations of the state’s wage and hour laws. RDV Construction was at the heart of California’s largest private company wage theft case and was ordered to pay $12 million dollars for its alleged violations. Los Angeles wage and […]read more
California’s wage and hour laws are more favorable to workers than federal wage and hour laws, which means that California businesses are subject to harsher standards and penalties for violations than businesses in other states that simply adopt federal wage and hour law. For example, California’s minimum wage is higher than federal law and California […]read more
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 ruled Monday that employees who are required to phone their employers two hours prior to […]read more
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, such as the mid-January settlement between Rangoon Ruby’s, with that eating establishment agreeing to pay […]read more
“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 be wondering. If this news caught you off guard, do not worry. You are not […]read more
It’s called the “Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies” or the “Stop BEZOS Act” and its aim is to target large companies who he says do not pay workers enough. Many people have long complained that the amount of money they make is not enough to live off of. Senator Sanders is specifically targeting […]read more
Is it a meal break violation in California if an employer does not permit employees to take meal breaks outside the work premises? “It might be,” says our Los Angeles wage and hour issues attorney at the Kaufman Law Firm. “But it is not that simple.” If you are required by your employer to stay […]read more
Wages are supposed to be simple right? Well in some cases, like hourly wages they are. Say if you get paid $25 an hour then you multiply that by the amount of hours you work, and multiply again by the weeks in a month and boom you have your wages for the month. The complications […]read more
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
Unequal pay between men and women – aka gender wage gap – in Los Angeles and all across California has been well-documented for decades… But people are starting to REALLY talk about it just now. And it’s not a bad thing: better late than never, as they say. First, Hollywood got us talking about sexual […]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.