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
It can be hard to earn enough to live on in California, especially if you are on minimum wage. The last thing you need is for those wages to go unpaid, or for you not to receive the full sum that you are owed. Wage and hour laws require your employer to pay you for […]read more
One of those most over-worked and under-appreciated occupations are home care workers. These workers are at the forefront of ensuring that the oldest and weakest Americans are properly cared for. The United States will grapple with unprecedented demographic shifts in the coming decades as the population continues to age. During that time, home care workers […]read more
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 schedule and was approved earlier last week. The first raise will be $10.50 on January […]read more
Throughout California, many hardworking people still struggle to cover their basic expenses. The cost of living can be high and even if you hold down multiple jobs, it is not always easy to make ends meet. This is made worse if your employer does not pay you a fair wage or neglects to pay extra […]read more
For many workers, the weekly wage is just enough to pay the rent and cover the bare essentials. For some, it’s a struggle even to do that much. Imagine, then, how much harder it becomes when all of a sudden those wages don’t get paid. How can a family survive if the breadwinner isn’t receiving […]read more
Wage & hour laws in California relate to a number of different topics, from overtime pay to how many hours can be worked in a given pay period. Wage & hour laws also include language regarding mandatory breaks for nursing mothers, which must be afforded by employers to ensure they remain compliant with the law. […]read more
If you are an employee in California, it can be difficult to know what the law says about when and how often you can take breaks from work. Some employers may give you exact guidelines, but others may not. No matter how much information you are given from your boss, it can be a good […]read more
California is known for being the film capital of the United States. As such, there is a special need for laws and regulations for the entertainment industry, specifically those pertaining to child labor. It is up to the state to create laws that will ensure the safety and well-being of children who are working in […]read more
When it comes to child labor laws, one of the most difficult parts can be understanding what is required in your state. The California Department of Industrial Relations states that children under the age of 16 are required to attend school unless they have already completed high school. Even after high school is completed, your […]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.