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Lisa Guzman joined the CalChamber in 2022 as an employment law expert. She has advised employers on matters such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, and leave laws. Guzman also has led numerous training programs and conducted investigations into discrimination and wrongful termination claims. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Alcohol/Drug Rehab Leave: State/Federal Laws Provide Protections

One of our employees informed us that he is planning to enter a six-week alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. Are we required to provide...

Floating Holiday Policy Determines Payout When Employment Ends

Our company offers floating holidays to employees. Do these floating holidays have to be paid out at termination? The short answer is — it depends....

Intermittent Family Leave May Include Transfer to Different Position

Can we transfer an employee to a different position if the employee needs to take intermittent FMLA/CFRA leave for his medical treatments? Yes, as discussed...

Steps to Follow When Providing Lactation Accommodation to Employee

One of my employees is returning from pregnancy leave and is asking for lactation accommodations. What must we do to accommodate this employee? Both federal...

New Bereavement Leave Requirements for Private, Public Employers

What are the requirements of California’s new bereavement leave law? With 2023 in full swing, many employers are reviewing and updating employee handbooks and policies....

Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Pay for ‘Try-Out’ Time

If we ask a job applicant to demonstrate their job skills during an interview, do we have to pay them for their time? During the...

Personnel/Payroll Record Requests: Timely Response Important

An employee has asked for a copy of his personnel file and payroll records. What documents is the employee legally entitled to receive? Under California...

Unlawful to Deduct an Outstanding Loan from Employee’s Final Pay

What can an employer do when an employee leaves a company but has an outstanding loan owed to the company? Can the amount of...