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California Updates FEHA Guidelines
California Updates FEHA Guidelines On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Friday, September 1, 2017. Recently , California updated the terms of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that requires employers take steps to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassment and retaliation actions. A guide was issued for employers to clarifying the obligations required under …
Your employer can’t hide benefits from you
Your employer can’t hide benefits from you On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Federal law extends many protections for workers all across the country. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is one of these laws. ERISA was enacted to ensure that employees have access to the information they need so as to get …
Workers compensation in California explained
Workers compensation in California explained On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Monday, August 28, 2017. California first introduced workers compensation in 1913. Workers compensation is a no-fault insurance system, which means that no one tries to prove fault. By removing fault, employees and employers don’t spend money and energy fighting out legal battles and instead …
Every employee deserves fair treatment
Every employee deserves fair treatment On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Throughout the United States, countless employees suffer inconsistent, unfair and unpleasant treatment at work and California is sadly no exception. All too often, employers take advantage of their workers, knowing that they need the work and cannot risk losing their …
You should not be mistreated for your religion
You should not be mistreated for your religion On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWorkplace Discrimination on Monday, August 21, 2017. Religion is a very personal thing and in a diverse state like California, you are likely to meet people from a wide range of religious persuasions. Some are very open about their beliefs, while others practise their faith more privately. …
What are your rights after losing your job?
What are your rights after losing your job? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Monday, August 21, 2017. In California, most employees know how it feels to be between jobs. No matter how diligent and hard working you may be, there can still be a time when you have left one position without having another one lined up. …
Are you eligible for paid family leave?
Are you eligible for paid family leave? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Sunday, August 20, 2017. California was the first state to require that employees be given paid family leave. Paid family leave (or “PFL”) is available to any worker that requires extended time off to care for a newborn or sick family member. But, these …
The steps to file for unemployment
The steps to file for unemployment On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee Rights on Friday, August 18, 2017. Unemployment insurance is coverage provided to workers that lose their jobs. It isn’t available to everyone so you must apply for these payments. California provides several options to file for unemployment claims, including online, via mail and over the phone. …
How to file for paid family leave
How to file for paid family leave On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inEmployee 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 inEmployee 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 …