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Key Points and Guidelines of Federal COVID-19 Leaves

In Episode 57 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert James Ward discuss key...

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Now in Effect

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family...

COVID-19 Emergency Federal Paid Leaves Explained

Editor’s Note: The U.S. Department of Labor on March 24 advanced the effective date of the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency...

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...

Potential Family Leave Act Factors in Time Off for Grandchild’s Birth

My employee wants to take federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave when her daughter has a baby. Can I deny her request? Typically,...

Dialogue with Employee Key Part of Deciding Whether to Extend Leave

Our employee has used up all of her Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, but called today to request an extension of time. Do...

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...

When Can Worker Decline Family Medical Leave? Subject Untested

Our employee went out on workers’ compensation leave this week and will probably be gone a few months. Should we place him on family...

Multiple Protected Leaves in California Impose Significant Cumulative Burden

California has numerous labor and employment regulations that far exceed those mandated at the federal level. A clear example of this is California’s multiple...

How to Use Pregnancy Leave in Conjunction with Other Leave Laws

How can we accommodate an employee’s request for additional time off to care for her son when she has just returned from pregnancy disability...

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...

Time Off to Care for Healthy Child Not Covered Under Family Leave Act

My company has more than 50 employees, and one of the employees, who is Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA) eligible,...