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Can My California Employer Install Surveillance Cameras in the Workplace?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

It is not uncommon for employers in California to install surveillance cameras in the workplace to monitor their employees. However, certain types of video recordings are prohibited by California law. Generally, whether or not an employer can legally install video cameras in the workplace depends on the location of the recording as well as… Read More »

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Worth fighting for: the dignity of work.

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

by Shelly Cannon  The dignity of work matters. Basic rights such as being treated well and compensated fairly are accorded to employees in America. But that isn’t always the case. As attorneys who specialize in employment law, Zein E. Obagi, Jr. and his team at Obagi Law Group, P.C. know this better than anyone…. Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About California Employment Laws Regarding Holiday Paid Time Off and Reasonable Accommodations

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

As the holiday season approaches, it is a good idea to remind employers and employees of their rights and obligations during this time of year. Are California employers required to accommodate employees’ requests for time off for holidays? Are employees entitled to paid time off for holidays? Are employers required to pay their employees… Read More »

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Can You Be Fired for Your Political Views or Activity in California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

California’s designation as an at-will employment state means an employer can terminate an employee for any reason, so long as that reason is not illegal. In a year when politics and civil protest have dominated the headlines, a topic worth visiting in 2020 is whether employers can fire employees in California because of the… Read More »

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California Employees Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Now Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

On Sept. 17, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 1159, defining an employee’s COVID-19 illness as an occupational injury and allowing employees who test positive for the virus to seek workers’ compensation benefits. However, specific criteria must be met in order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits as a nonessential employee who… Read More »

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New COVID-Related Protections for California Employees

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

On Sept. 17, 2020, California Governor Newson signed into law three bills introducing changes to COVID-related obligations of employers. The impacts of each piece of legislation are summarized below. Expansion of Unpaid Family Leave Requirements to Small Businesses SB 1383 modifies the California Family Rights Act by requiring businesses with five or more employees… Read More »

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LA Right of Recall and Worker Retention Ordinances

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

As a response to the surge in lay-offs and furloughs that occurred due to the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19, on May 4, 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed two ordinances that would benefit certain employees in LA. The COVID-19 Right of Recall Ordinance covers employees laid off by certain types of employers after… Read More »

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