The Unique Landscape of Railroad Employment California’s railroad industry employs thousands of individuals, contributing significantly to our transportation infrastructure. These workers operate within a unique legal landscape, one governed by federal regulations like the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and Railway Labor Act, alongside state employment laws. Understanding these laws is crucial, especially when dealing […]read more
The gig economy, characterized by temporary or flexible jobs often facilitated by digital platforms, is creating a seismic shift in the employment landscape. In California, recent legislation like AB5 and Proposition 22 has dramatically affected gig workers and businesses, prompting both praise and criticism. As an employment law attorney, I’ve been closely observing these developments […]read more
Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a significant problem across a range of industries in the United States. According to research, approximately 54% of women report experiencing some form or degree of work-related sexual harassment. It’s important to understand that workplace sexual harassment can take various forms. Additionally, it may begin subtly, forcing […]read more
Losing your job is always a stressful experience. It can be particularly difficult to cope with loss of a job if you have strong reason to believe your employer engaged in wrongful termination when they fired you. Although it’s unfortunate that this ever happened in the first place, you should be aware that in California, […]read more
In California, employees who are classified as exempt from overtime pay are not entitled to receive overtime pay, even if they work more than 40 hours a week. However, some employers may inaccurately classify employees as exempt to avoid paying overtime wages. If you suspect that your employer has misclassified you as exempt, there are […]read more
Were you recently fired or let go from a job in California for which you earned commissions when you completed sales? Were you in the process of completing a sale when your employment was terminated? And, did someone else go on to complete the sale later? This is a complex situation. You may wonder whether […]read more
Overtime pay is a form of compensation that is required by law in California except for certain workers who, due to the nature of their jobs and duties, are considered exempt Overtime pay serves to compensate employees for the additional time and effort they put into their job, and to encourage employers to limit the […]read more
Both federal law and California law prohibit employers from engaging in retaliation against employees who exercise their legal rights. For example, whistleblower laws allow employees to file complaints or cooperate with investigations when their employers engage in unethical behavior, break the law, overlook safety regulations, etc. An employer may be guilty of retaliation if they […]read more
Losing your job can throw your life into disarray. This is particularly true if you didn’t expect to lose your job. Depending on the circumstances, it’s possible you were wrongfully terminated. This is a topic you may want to discuss in greater detail with a legal professional. A wrongful termination attorney can review your case […]read more
Workplace sexual harassment is prohibited by both California law and federal law. Unfortunately, the existence of such laws doesn’t always prevent individuals from engaging in harassment in the workplace. The #MeToo movement that began five years ago shone a light on sexual harassment in Hollywood and other industries. While it certainly didn’t eliminate this problem, […]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 an initial consultation to discuss your case.