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 these regulations. A Westlake Village discrimination attorney can help protect your rights during an investigation. […]read more
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 access to their benefits. So, if you qualify to participate in the employee 401(k) plan, […]read more
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 focus on verifying injuries, tallying costs and disbursing payments. The worker receives less money and […]read more
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 jobs. Other employers are simply negligent, allowing staff to be persecuted or mistreated at work […]read more
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. Whatever the case, it is an individual choice and one that should not make a […]read more
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. This can be a stressful and financially unstable time, As such, it is important to […]read more
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 benefits are not automatic. You must apply to receive them. This article will go over […]read more
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. Unemployment claims are managed by the Employment Development Department (or “EDD”). The EDD released guidelines […]read more
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 with California if your employer is part of the state program or refuses to give […]read more
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 a few options. First of all, if your claim is denied, you can seek assistance […]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.