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
Not far from Westlake Village, in Pasadena, a recently settled case has shed light on the way employers may hold some employees to standards they do not hold other employees to. According to the Pasadena-Star News, recently, a former registered nurse at Huntington Memorial Hospital settled a wrongful termination and discrimination case against their employer. […]read more
Employers have a responsibility to ensure their workers are not the victims of on-the-job sexual harassment. They must take all reasonable steps to be aware of harassment when it is occurring, and they must respond thoroughly and promptly when employees complain about sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employers do not fulfill this duty. […]read more
California law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees who are disabled or struggle with health conditions. Sometimes, employers are unwilling to make such accommodations. They may instead terminate employees. This might have happened to an Agoura Hills couple. They are now taking legal action to remedy the situation. Spouses Doug Olson, 68, and […]read more
As a worker in the State of California, you have the right to cooperate with investigators who suspect that your employer may have engaged in unsafe or illegal practices. An example of such a practice would be ignoring OSHA safety regulations. Additionally, you have the right to file reports with government agencies and law enforcement […]read more
Employers tend to have substantial flexibility when giving reasons for terminating employees. That’s not to say an employer can fire you for absolutely any reason they see fit. In California, there are potential instances when an employer may be breaking the law by terminating an employee. Do you believe that you have been the victim […]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.