Westlake Village (818) 990-1999
Los Angeles (310) 981-3404
“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 …
Public Unions Score Victory At Supreme Court
Public Unions Score Victory At Supreme Court On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Going after public unions is a popular line of attack when governments are strapped for cash or in risk of filing for bankruptcy. But for the first time in a while, the efficacy of public unions was challenged by one …
Union Persuader’ Rule Overruled By Federal Judge
Union Persuader’ Rule Overruled By Federal Judge On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The Union Persuader rule required employers to disclose to employees any work they do regarding union organization efforts. The practical effect was to require law firms to disclose their efforts on behalf of their clients, the companies opposing union organization. …
Basics of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
Basics of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. California residents have plenty of financial burdens to worry about. Between bills, daily expenses, any debts, car maintenance and so on, it can be difficult for a person to remember that they need to plan ahead both for the future, …
What you should know about a medical leave of absence
What you should know about a medical leave of absence On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. As an employee, you may face situations where you need to take time off of work and concentrate on an important issue. Whether you or a family member is suffering from a serious medical condition or you have just given …
New Worker Regulations Will Protect From Heat
New Worker Regulations Will Protect From Heat On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. As summer heats up so does the pressure for California business owners. As Bloomberg BNA reports, a proposed rule from California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will require employers to have a written plan in place to keep heat …
Legal weed and the workplace
Legal weed and the workplace On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. As California law has changed to allow for legal recreational marijuana for those over the age of 21, many across the state are left with questions. Can an employee be fired for legally using marijuana? The answer is not a …
California passes bill to raise minimum hourly wage to $15
California passes bill to raise minimum hourly wage to $15 On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wage & Hour Law on Tuesday, August 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 …
Can You Be Fired For Taking Sick Days?
Can You Be Fired For Taking Sick Days? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Monday, August 14, 2017. The United States is an at-will employment country. At-will employment means that you can quit for any reason and your employer can fire you for any reason. The reason does not need to be fair nor reasonable. Your employer can …
You should not be treated differently because of your race
You should not be treated differently because of your race On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The cost of living in California can be high so having a stable job to support yourself and your family is extremely beneficial. With any luck, you will find something you can work hard and excel at, receiving the appreciation …