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What Are California’s Laws on Rounding Work Hours in Employment?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

If you work in California, you have a reasonable expectation of getting paid by your employer for every minute you work. However, if your employer does not compensate you for every minute you work for them – the practice is known as “rounding work hours” – you may wonder whether you can sue your… Read More »

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Zein E. Obagi, Jr. Examines Amazon’s Treatment Of Its Drivers

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2021) — In light of e-commerce giant Amazon apologizing to a U.S. congressman after falsely denying that some of its drivers are forced at times to urinate in plastic bottles, acclaimed litigation attorney Zein E. Obagi, Jr. is making it clear that the practice is not only inhumane, but unacceptable… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Employer for Not Giving Me Meal & Rest Breaks?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many employees in California are not aware of their rights to meal and rest breaks. Under federal law, there is no requirement for employers to give their employees meal and rest breaks. However, employers in California are required to offer certain workers break periods. So, when it comes to whether you can sue your… Read More »

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Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me for Reporting a California Labor Law Code Violation?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Under California’s whistleblower protection laws, employees have a right to report labor law code violations and make wage and hour claims without facing retaliation. Despite the protections, however, many employers retaliate against employees who report labor law violations in the workplace or cooperate in investigations conducted by government or law enforcement agencies. If you… Read More »

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Can My California Employer Ask Me to Take a Drug or Alcohol Test?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

If your employer or prospective employer asked you to undergo drug or alcohol testing, you might be wondering, “Does my employer have a right to test me for drugs or alcohol?” Unlike most other states, California has its own constitution that recognizes residents’ right to privacy. The California constitutional right to privacy (Article 1,… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Employer for Paying Me Late in California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The short answer is yes. In fact, California employers face a civil penalty for failure to pay their employees on time. Under California labor law, all employees have a right to receive their earned wages on time. This also applies to receiving the final payment upon quitting or being fired. If your employer paid… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired for Looking for Another Job?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many people choose to start looking for a new job while still working for their current (and soon-to-be-former) boss. The reason why workers are “job hunting” while still working for their employer is obvious: They want to minimize the amount of time they will be unemployed once they leave their job. However, if your… Read More »

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Can My Employer Monitor Me While I Work from Home?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

As an ever-increasing number of employees are switching to remote working, many employers use surveillance apps to monitor their workers during work hours. But can your employer spy on you at home? Simply put: No. Employers cannot “spy” on their employees at home … unless the employee is working with particular company-owned equipment or… Read More »

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Can My California Employer Legally Cut My Pay or Hours for No Reason?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

If your employer cuts your pay or work hours for no reason — or perhaps in an attempt to force you to quit — you may wonder whether you can file a wage and hour claim against your employer. It’s important to discuss your particular case with a Los Angeles wage & hour claims… Read More »

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Five Major Changes to California Employment Law in 2021

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Last year brought unprecedented changes to California employment law, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the calendar turned to 2021, the pandemic continued to rage on — and the changes to California employment law continued, as well. We have identified below five major changes of particular note to California employment law, and their… Read More »

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