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Safeguarding Rights: Dealing with Wrongful Termination for Railroad Employees in California

Denis ZilberbergJune 30, 2023

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 […]

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The Gig Economy’s Legal Rollercoaster: Assessing Impacts on Workers and Businesses in California

Denis ZilberbergMay 17, 2023

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 […]

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Subtle Ways Workplace Sexual Harassment Can Manifest

Denis ZilberbergApril 19, 2023

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 […]

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Gathering Evidence of Wrongful Termination When You’ve Been Locked Out of Your Work Email Account

Denis ZilberbergMarch 15, 2023

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, […]

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Signs You’ve Been Misclassified as Exempt From Overtime Pay in California

Denis ZilberbergFebruary 15, 2023

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 […]

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I Was Fired Before I Completed a Sale: Am I Owed a Commission?

Denis ZilberbergJanuary 17, 2023

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 […]

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Subtle Ways Employers Can Require Employees to Work Overtime Without Payment

Denis ZilberbergDecember 16, 2022

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 […]

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Types of Documentation & Evidence to Bring to a Consultation With a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

Denis ZilberbergNovember 16, 2022

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 […]

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Wrongful Termination Tips: What to Do When Your Employer is Firing You

Denis ZilberbergOctober 17, 2022

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 […]

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Pew Research Gauges Americans’ Feelings About #MeToo Five Years Later

Denis ZilberbergSeptember 14, 2022

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, […]

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Have You Been Wrongfully

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

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 law office today and schedule an initial evaluation to discuss your case.

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