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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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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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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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ADA

Can My Employer Ask for Proof of Disability?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

If you have a disability, you probably know that federal and state laws protect you from discrimination at work. The most notable law that provides protections to disabled employees is the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). However, employees who have a disability may wonder, “Can my employer ask for proof of my disability?” If… 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 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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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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Can I Sue My California Employer for Stress, Anxiety, and Emotional Distress?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many people feel stressed and anxious when working. All that stress and anxiety can build gradually to the point where the worker is suffering from emotional distress or depression. In the worst-case scenario, the person may even develop suicidal thoughts or turn to alcohol or drugs. If you are feeling stressed at work, you… Read More »

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