Category: Wage & Hour Law

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How A Misclassification Cost A Trucking Company $5 Million

The Kaufman Law FirmJanuary 18, 2018

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. […]

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What Can You Recover With A Wage Claim?

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 27, 2017

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 […]

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Homecare Workers Have Same Wage Rights As Other Employees

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 16, 2017

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 […]

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California Passes Bill To Raise Minimum Hourly Wage To $15

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 15, 2017

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 […]

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Truck Driver Wins $180,000 Following Wage Dispute

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 12, 2017

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 […]

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New Bill To Aid Workers In Reclaiming Unpaid Wages

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 4, 2017

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 […]

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Do Nursing Mothers Get Mandatory Breaks?

The Kaufman Law FirmJune 22, 2017

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. […]

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Workplace Breaks Explained

The Kaufman Law FirmMay 4, 2017

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 […]

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What Are The Child Labor Laws For The Entertainment Industry?

The Kaufman Law FirmMarch 29, 2017

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 […]

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What Are California’s Child Labor Laws?

The Kaufman Law FirmMarch 9, 2017

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 […]

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Have You Been Wrongfully
Terminated?

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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.

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