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Understanding Hostile Work Environments in California

The Kaufman Law FirmMarch 15, 2022

California law requires that employees be able to work in safe environments that don’t pose unreasonable risks to not only their physical safety, but their mental and emotional wellbeing too. Someone working in an environment where they are made to feel excessively stressed or uncomfortable may be operating in what’s known as a hostile work […]

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New 2022 California Labor & Employment Laws: An Overview

The Kaufman Law FirmFebruary 16, 2022

With California Governor Gavin Newsom signing a hefty amount of new bills that will affect workplace and labor laws in 2022, we thought it was important for you to be in the know about some of the more significant changes. In addition to the various state employment laws that went into effect on January 1, […]

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Handling False Accusations In The Workplace

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 31, 2020

Most of us just want to go to work every day, do our jobs, and earn an income so we can support ourselves and our families. However, facing false accusations in the workplace can be devastating and lead to a person feeling like there is no way out of a difficult situation. This is especially […]

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Your Employer Can’t Hide Benefits From You

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 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 access to their benefits. So, if you qualify to participate in the employee 401(k) plan, […]

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The Steps To File For Unemployment

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 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. Unemployment claims are managed by the Employment Development Department (or “EDD”). The EDD released guidelines […]

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How To File For Paid Family Leave

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 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 with California if your employer is part of the state program or refuses to give […]

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What Happens If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 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 a few options. First of all, if your claim is denied, you can seek assistance […]

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Suit Involving 20 Injured And One Fatality Is Settled

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 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 due to this sad reality that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regularly updates its […]

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Workers’ Compensation For Workers With Permanent Disabilities

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 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 or unemployment benefits. For workers who are permanently injured and either unable to return to […]

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Public Unions Score Victory At Supreme Court

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 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 of its members. The case, whether or not dues are compulsory, wound its way up […]

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Have You Been Wrongfully
Terminated?

Contact the Westlake Village Employment Attorney at The Kaufman Law Firm For an Initial Consultation

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 an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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