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WorkAtHome

Can You Sue Your Employer If You Are Harassed When Working From Home?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The number of people working from home remains steadily on the rise more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020. A report by Upwork projects that by 2025, more than 36 million Americans would be working remotely. That’s one in four Americans. In 2021, however, working from home is still a… Read More »

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California Nullifies Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) In Discrimination And Harassment Cases

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

In October 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Silenced No More Act, a law nullifying non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in discrimination and harassment cases. When the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, California workers who have been victims of workplace discrimination or harassment can speak up about their abuse despite… Read More »

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Vaccine

Can You Request A Religious Exemption To Your Employer’s Vaccine Mandate?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

As an increasing number of employers in California and across the country are ordering their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to re-enter the workplace or remain employed, many workers are pushing back. And perhaps the most common and well-known ways in which employees can attempt to continue working without having to getting a… Read More »

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How Long Do You Have To Sue For Sexual Harassment In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many victims of sexual harassment do not understand the time limits set forth by California state law when it comes to filing a lawsuit. If you have been harassed in the workplace, you might wonder, “How much time do I have to file a sexual harassment lawsuit?” The simple answer is three years. More… Read More »

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How Many Days In A Row Can California Employees Work?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Under California’s labor law, all employees are entitled to at least one rest day a week. California Labor Code § 551 states that every employee should have no less than one rest day out of every seven days. Additionally, California Labor Code § 552 reads that employers are prohibited from requiring employees to work… Read More »

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What Exactly Is Reasonable Accommodation For A Disability?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Under federal and California state law, employers are legally required to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified workers with disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship to the employer. The purpose of those accommodations is to enable workers with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities. If you are an employee with a disability in… Read More »

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Can You File An Anonymous Sexual Harassment Claim In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Sexual harassment is prevalent across a range of industries in California. Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the modern world, which is why employees who become victims of or witnesses to sexually harassing behavior at work are encouraged to complain. However, many employees are reluctant to file a sexual harassment claim out of… Read More »

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Can You Refuse To Do Dangerous Work In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

California has its own Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) that protects workers from dangerous working conditions. However, many California employees are not aware of their rights under the state’s OSHA, including when they can and cannot refuse to do dangerous work. In comparison to the federal OSHA, Cal/OSHA provides greater protections to employees… Read More »

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UnhappyEmployee

Can Your California Employer Deny Your Vacation Request?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

More than 73 percent of private industry workers are provided with paid vacation days. While your employer may provide employees with paid vacation, you may wonder, “Can my employer deny my vacation request?” If you are worried that your employer may deny (or has denied) your vacation request for a discriminatory reason, contact an… Read More »

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Can Your California Employer Ask For Your Vaccination Status?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

As people are getting used to life with COVID-19, vaccinations, and daily updates about new variants of coronavirus, an increasingly hot-button issue is becoming whether an employer can ask employees for their vaccination status. In other words, can your employer require proof of vaccination in California? Requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is becoming more… Read More »

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