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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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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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Can Your Employer Deduct Money From Your Paycheck?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

If your employer made an error on your paycheck and now wants to deduct money from subsequent paychecks to account for the payroll errors, you might wonder, “Is my employer allowed to deduct money from my paycheck?” The short answer is, “No.” Under California employment law, employers are prohibited from deducting any amounts of… Read More »

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Can Your California Employer Share Your Personal Information?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

As an employee, you are required to share a lot of personal information with your employer. But in the state of California, employees are afforded certain protections when it comes to that information. Among them: 1) When and with whom you employer can share your personal information, and 2) What information your employer can… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired While On Medical Leave In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

It is not uncommon for employees to take time off work because of a medical condition, injury, illness, or disability. In California, employees can seek medical leave under both: The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — a federal law; and The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Many employees who have a medical condition that… Read More »

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What Can My Employer Ask When I Call In Sick?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Nearly every worker has called in sick at least once. In most cases, calling in sick is a rather simple process: You tell your employer that you do not feel well, and your boss asks you when you plan to return to work. In some cases, an employer may ask additional questions when an… Read More »

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