4th 819 (2013). Where the employer fails to provide reimbursement, the employee may recover the amount owed, interest, and attorney fees incurred by the employee enforcing their right to reimbursement. In California, for example, employers are obligated to reimburse employees for all “necessary expenditures or losses” the employees incur in carrying out their job duties. And per Cal-OSHA,  a Golden State program charged with protecting the health and safety of workers, employers are responsible for providing tools and equipment necessary for occupational safety.