The California Assembly sent a contentious new bill that would dramatically expand overtime rules for farmworkers. It is unclear if the Governor will sign off on the measure as it is vigorously opposed by business and farming groups. Workers in California have enjoyed overtime benefits for years. The typical employee receives overtime (time and a […]read more
Many workers do not realize that their meal times are mandated and protected by law. If an employer violates your right to a break, then you might have an actionable wage and hours claim. In California, employers that violate these rights are subject to investigations by the Department of Industrial Relations. This post will review […]read more
Most people assume that if they work, they get paid but how often? Are you entitled to a paycheck that comes during a regular pay period? In short, it depends on your state’s particular law. For instance, it could be dependent upon your job, contract and state of residence. For example, in California, farm laborers […]read more
Overtime is a type of pay that you are entitled to when you work more than full time. There are many rules, but, in general, you are entitled to it when you work more than 40 hours a week. If you work more than these hours, then you are entitled to “time and a half” […]read more
The “gig” economy is continually evolving. Government regulators, industry insiders and workers do not know what, if any, protections extend to “gig” workers. Are they entitled to a minimum wage? Are they employees or independent contractors? How do they fit into the tax system? Should a new classification of worker be invented that blends employee […]read more
Recruiters and supervisors often use the term “seasonal” and “part-time” interchangeably. Generally, this is no more than a casual slip of the tongue. However, if you are confused, then it leaves your rights vulnerable. Whether your supervisor is conflating the terms or actually trying to infringe on your rights, it does not matter. This post […]read more
Sometimes you need time to get something to eat and other times you want to skip it because you’ve got a rhythm going and don’t want to break it. Either way, you should take a meal break. The benefits of giving your brain, your feet, hands and whatever else you use to work a break, […]read more
Throughout California, workers receive vastly different wages and not always for doing different levels of work. Sometimes it comes down to the fairness of your employer or the success of their enterprise. However, there are laws in place dictating the minimum wages they are expected to pay, so if you are under this threshold, it […]read more
Many workers in California work extra hours from time to time. Sometimes an emergency comes up at work, or an important deadline simply has to be met. In other cases you may be helping out when other employees are on vacation or simply picking up a few extra shifts at the request of your boss. […]read more
For many employees in California, the working week is more than enough. It can be hard to find time to run a home and hold down a job. There are simply too few hours in the day. Yet all too often many employees are called on to work extra shifts or an excessive number of […]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.