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How Leave Laws Interact When a Couple Works for Same Employer

How do the federal COVID-19 leave laws adopted this year interact with related state laws, including pregnancy leave, the family rights act and baby...

Small Firm Eyes Medical Leave Policies to Put in Employee Handbook

We are a small company of 30 employees. Are we required to have a medical leave policy in our employee handbook? Many different types of...

Stalled, Moving Employment Law Proposals in Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

Leave Expansion Proposals Fail to Move in Legislature

Two job killer bills that would have led to significant expansions of leaves of absence in California...

Caring for Adult Child with Drug Addiction May Qualify for FMLA

My employee asked to take time off under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for her drug addicted son, who is well...

New Required Poster Starting April 1

Look out, California employers! Another required posting is coming your way on April 1. Several weeks ago, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the...

Surrogate Pregnancy: Same Protections, Leave Rights Generally Apply

One of my employees is a gestational surrogate. What leave laws would apply to her? A gestational surrogate is someone who carries a pregnancy and...

New Parent Leave Act Applies to Employees Not Subject to FMLA/CFRA

How does the New Parent Leave Act interact with the federal Family Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act? Beginning January 1, 2018, California’s New Parent...

CalChamber Identifies Four Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified four job killer bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law....

Calculating Baby Bonding Time When Parents Work for Same Employer

I have two employees who are unmarried, but who have had a child together. Both employees have been with my company (which has more...

CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills in 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed the two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills on his desk this week. In 2015, CalChamber identified...

Leave Certifications for Lifetime Condition Differ in Federal, State Law

I have had an employee off work on a federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave. Her original certification noted...