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Monthly Archives: November 2020

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Can You Be Fired for Your Political Views or Activity in California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

California’s designation as an at-will employment state means an employer can terminate an employee for any reason, so long as that reason is not illegal. In a year when politics and civil protest have dominated the headlines, a topic worth visiting in 2020 is whether employers can fire employees in California because of the… Read More »

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California Employees Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Now Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

On Sept. 17, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 1159, defining an employee’s COVID-19 illness as an occupational injury and allowing employees who test positive for the virus to seek workers’ compensation benefits. However, specific criteria must be met in order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits as a nonessential employee who… Read More »

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How to Prove Unlawful Retaliation in California

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Workplace retaliation is prevalent not only in California, but across the nation. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC), employees filed nearly 40,000 retaliation claims in 2019 — more than half of all types of charges filed with the agency last year. Under California law, it is illegal for an employer to punish… Read More »

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Commercial Debt Collection in Los Angeles

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Business owners, especially those starting out, have many responsibilities and often wear different hats while running their businesses. In many instances, to grow their customer base, commercial businesses grant credit to their customers or allow for deferred payments for their products or services. At the federal level, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act seeks… Read More »

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