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Video Game Company’s $18 Million Settlement With EEOC Sheds Light On Consequences Of Gender Discrimination In The Workplace

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Now that independent contractor gigs are becoming more common while full-time employment positions are getting harder to find for many, the stress that comes with life in the gig economy is a growing problem. Lots of gig workers recharge between gigs by playing video games, and one of the biggest makers of those video… Read More »

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Employment Lawyers Advise Burnt Out Workers To Understand The Law Before You Quit

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Long before the pandemic, the universal attitude toward work could be summed up in two words: it stinks. But in the long months of furloughs and work-from-home drudgery, in the silence of muted conference calls, that most of us were finally able to admit it. Call it The Great Resignation, but increasing numbers of… Read More »

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What Can A California Employer Say In A Job Reference Of A Former Employee?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The California Labor Code prohibits employers from making exaggerated or false statements about their former employees when giving a job reference. It is important to understand what an employer in California can and cannot say about a former employee when giving a job reference. When applying for a new job, you may be worried… 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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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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What Do I Do If My Employer Ignores My Harassment Claim In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Harassment is a serious problem in many workplaces across California and other states. If you become a victim of harassment at work, the first step is always to report harassment in writing to your: Employer Supervisor Human Resources (HR) department HR departments must have protocols for handling harassment claims. Typically, an HR department will… Read More »

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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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