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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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Vaccine

Can My Employer Make COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory and Fire Me If I Don’t Get Vaccinated?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Now that the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is here in the United States, Americans are divided on whether or not to get vaccinated. According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, about one in five American respondents say they would “probably” or “definitely” not get a COVID-19 vaccine. As a large number of… Read More »

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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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