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
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
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 birth to a baby, you may be required to take a break from work for […]read more
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 illnesses from occurring indoors. Cal/OSHA hopes to have the final rule in place by January […]read more
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 simple yes or no. As the Sacremento Bee reports, despite legalization, drug-free workplaces remain legal. […]read more
No matter your line of work, it is important to be aware of your rights as an employee. Even if you have only recently taken a job, you may be eligible for certain consideration, particularly if you have medical issues. Your employer should inform you of your rights, but all too often this does not […]read more
Many workers in California give their all to their jobs, knowing that by working hard and showing their aptitude, they are more likely to be able to hold on to their positions. The world of work is often competitive and it can be hard to find something that pays the bills. This is even more […]read more
Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work. So, as a result, safety is an overarching concern. In response to this, and many other dangerous professions, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This law empowered the Department of Labor to increase safety standards. The Department tasked the Occupational Safety […]read more
Between Uber, Lyft, Postmates and countless other apps, more workers are turning to the on-demand or “gig economy” for temporary or even semi-permanent employment. But, as workers and consumers embrace these technologies, new questions arise in regards to worker safety. States across the country are grappling with this issue. At the center of the debate: […]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.