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Gender Pay Gap And Salary Transparency
Gender Pay Gap And Salary Transparency On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Any California worker who has been on the job hunt knows that it is not always easy to negotiate starting pay. For women, who are often socialized to be less demanding, their gender can work against them in these negotiations, …
Woman loses job after making a sexual harassment complaint
Woman loses job after making a sexual harassment complaint On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Sexual Harassment on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Anti-discrimination, pay equity, disability rights, and many more laws have been passed with the goal of ensuring that the workplace is an accessible and safe environment for everyone who wants to work, regardless of their circumstances. In keeping with this …
Interns and volunteers protected by anti-discrimination laws
Interns and volunteers protected by anti-discrimination laws On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Historically, anti-discrimination and workplace harassment laws only protected wage employees. Interns and volunteers could be subjected to this behavior without any recourse. Not so in California. Last year California extended anti-discrimination and workplace harassment protections to unpaid interns, volunteers and …
How to file for paid family leave
How to file for paid family leave On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Paid family leave is treated as a type of disability insurance under California law. Typically, paid family leave is handled totally in-house. You would file a request with your employer and then take your leave. You only file a claim …
What happens if your workers’ compensation claim is denied?
What happens if your workers’ compensation claim is denied? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 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 …
The basics of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
The basics of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Foreign trade is a politically charged topic. Is it good for the economy? Is it bad? Does it cost jobs? Regardless of these academic debates, the reality is that it is having effects on the world right now. It is …
Suit involving 20 injured and one fatality is settled
Suit involving 20 injured and one fatality is settled On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 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 …
Workers’ Compensation for workers with permanent disabilities
Workers’ Compensation for workers with permanent disabilities On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 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 …
Homecare workers have same wage rights as other employees
Homecare workers have same wage rights as other employees On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 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 …
“Deflate-gate” decision implicates larger employee rights
“Deflate-gate” decision implicates larger employee rights On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Yes, this story is as ridiculous as it sounds. For those of you that do not remember, Tom Brady, the Patriot’s star quarterback, was suspended by the NFL for four games because league officials determined that he played a role …