Category: Employee Rights

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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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Coronavirus And Covid19 – Work In The Time Of Plague

Denis ZilberbergMarch 19, 2020

This is for California employees with labor law and employment law claims. 1. My employer laid me off. Can they do that? What should I do? Yes, unfortunately they can. You are eligible for unemployment benefits and should make a claim with the Employment Development Department. 2. I am an exempt salaried employee, but […]

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Your Employer Can’t Hide Benefits From You

Denis ZilberbergAugust 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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When Does Independent Contractor Mean Underpaid Employee?

Denis ZilberbergAugust 29, 2017

The misclassification of employees is a growing problem all over the United States as companies choose to utilize the services of independent contractors in place of hiring employees. Sourcing out certain work can save a lot of money for companies in terms of payroll taxes, minimum wages, overtime wages, and other costs that are legally […]

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Workers Compensation In California Explained

Denis ZilberbergAugust 28, 2017

California first introduced workers compensation in 1913. Workers compensation is a no-fault insurance system, which means that no one tries to prove fault. By removing fault, employees and employers don’t spend money and energy fighting out legal battles and instead focus on verifying injuries, tallying costs and disbursing payments. The worker receives less money and […]

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Every Employee Deserves Fair Treatment

Denis ZilberbergAugust 26, 2017

Throughout the United States, countless employees suffer inconsistent, unfair and unpleasant treatment at work and California is sadly no exception. All too often, employers take advantage of their workers, knowing that they need the work and cannot risk losing their jobs. Other employers are simply negligent, allowing staff to be persecuted or mistreated at work […]

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What Are Your Rights After Losing Your Job?

Denis ZilberbergAugust 21, 2017

In California, most employees know how it feels to be between jobs. No matter how diligent and hard working you may be, there can still be a time when you have left one position without having another one lined up. This can be a stressful and financially unstable time, As such, it is important to […]

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Are You Eligible For Paid Family Leave?

Denis ZilberbergAugust 20, 2017

California was the first state to require that employees be given paid family leave. Paid family leave (or “PFL”) is available to any worker that requires extended time off to care for a newborn or sick family member. But, these benefits are not automatic. You must apply to receive them. This article will go over […]

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How To File For Paid Family Leave

Denis ZilberbergAugust 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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The Basics Of The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

Denis ZilberbergAugust 16, 2017

Foreign trade is a politically charged topic. Is it good for the economy? Is it bad? Does it cost jobs? Regardless of these academic debates, the reality is that it is having effects on the world right now. It is debatable whether or not trade costs jobs on the whole but it is very clear […]

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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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