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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...

Calculating Leave Eligibility When Company Closed Temporarily

Our company shut down in March due to the coronavirus, and then reopened the first of June. Now one of my employees is asking...

Small Employers and New Emergency Family Leave Act

In Episode 68 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the...

President Signs Bill Expanding Paid Sick/Family Leave

This week, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that expands employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19. The additional emergency relief legislation known as the...

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...

When Foster Care Leads to Adoption, Just One Family Leave Applies

I have an employee who is going through counseling to become a foster parent. Is she eligible for the federal Family Medical Leave Act...

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...

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...

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...