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Can My California Employer Deny A Final Paycheck?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

In California, employers can fire employees for no reason, while employees do not need to provide a reason to quit. That is because California is an at-will employment state. Under California wage laws, however, all workers are entitled to a final paycheck upon termination. Whether you are fired or quit voluntarily, if your employer… Read More »

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Can You Sue In California For Sexual Harassment Committed Online?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Sexual harassment can make the work environment hostile for the harassed person, regardless of whether it takes place online or during a face-to-face interaction. With an ever-increasing number of companies using online technology to communicate with employees and manage workflow, risk of becoming a victim of online sexual harassment is also on the rise…. Read More »

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Is My California Employer Required To Reimburse Me For Work-From-Home Expenses?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many companies in California and across the country switched to remote working after the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. If you are one of the millions of employees forced to work from home because of the pandemic, you may wonder, “Is my employer required to reimburse me for the expenses I incur while… Read More »

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What To Do If My Employer Says I Need To Sign A Severance Agreement?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

If your employer fires you for whatever reason and asks you to sign a severance agreement to get your final paycheck, you may wonder, “Should I sign the agreement or not?” Usually, a severance agreement states that the departing employee waives their right to file a claim against the employer in exchange for receiving… Read More »

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Is My California Employer Responsible For Third-Party Sexual Harassment?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Suffering sexual harassment is one of the worst and most insidious experiences a person can go through. But when sexual harassment occurs at work, the harasser may not be the only person the victim can sue. In many cases, employers can be held responsible for third-party party sexual harassment. Whether or not you can… Read More »

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What Types Of Sexual Harassment Can Be Grounds For A Lawsuit Against Your Employer?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Awareness is key to combating sexual harassment at work. You need to be able to recognize the different forms of sexual harassment in order to stand up for yourself and respond to any unwelcome sexual harassment with dignity. If you believe that you have been subjected to inappropriate behavior, our attorneys at Obagi Law… Read More »

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What Questions Are Illegal To Ask At A Job Interview In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Unfortunately, many employers and employees in California do not know what questions are illegal to ask during a job interview. If you are looking for a job in California, it is vital to understand your rights during the hiring process. If you believe that you were asked an illegal question during a job interview,… Read More »

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When Can I Sue For A Hostile Work Environment In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

You might have grounds to sue your employer if they created — or failed to prevent or correct — a hostile work environment, which is a form of workplace harassment. The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits hostile work harassment. If you have been harassed at work and believe that the harassment is… Read More »

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Can My Boss Take My Tips In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many workers rely on tips as part of their wages, particularly waiters/waitresses, bartenders, baristas, porters and housekeepers, among many others. In fact, it is not uncommon for some workers to earn more money in tips than in wages paid by their employer. But in the state of California, can your boss take your tips?… Read More »

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Zein Obagi, Jr. Examines USC And The Largest Sex Abuse Payout In Educational History

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

LOS ANGELES (May 14, 2021) — With USC recently agreeing to pay $1.1 billion in settlements to approximately 17,000 former patients of gynecologist George Tyndall, the dynamics of the settlements have made news in and of themselves. In particular, the payouts for those who joined a federal class-action lawsuit vs. the payouts to those… Read More »

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