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Required Use of Paid Vacation Instead of Unpaid Time Off Generally OK

My employee asked for a few days off for a vacation with her family, but wants to take it unpaid rather than using the...

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...

Podcast Examines Proposed Expansion of Leaves of Absence Programs

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its ninth episode of The Workplace, a podcast on issues important to California employers and our economy. The...

Leave, Benefits May Be Available for Employees in Addiction Recovery

Do we need to give an employee protected time off to enter a residential facility for substance abuse recovery? Will she be eligible for...

Leave of Absence Options Available for New Dad in California

Our employee’s wife just had a baby and he is asking us if he can take time off work and how much he will...

Senate Committees OK Conflicting Mandate, Pathway to Litigation for State Employers

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill creating another pathway of costly litigation against employers won approval by two Senate policy committees this week. AB 3081...

Workers’ Comp Doctor Not Final Say on Employee’s Condition

One of my employees has been out on a leave of absence due to a work-related injury for almost a year now. My workers’...

State Law Grants Registered Domestic Partners Right to Protected Leave

My employee wants to take time off to take care of his ill, longtime live-in girlfriend. I know there are laws that allow time...

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...

Smaller Firm Employee: Job-Protected Leave as New Parent, Not as Son

I operate a fairly small business (we have 35 employees), and I recently had an employee come to me asking to take a few...

CalChamber Seminar Explains How to Manage Leaves of Absence

The challenges of managing leaves of absence and resolving related human resources issues are the focus of the popular California Chamber of Commerce seminar...

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect...

First CalChamber HR Symposium Features Labor/Employment Law Experts

CalChamber Brings HR Experts to LA A sold-out crowd gathered in Los Angeles recently for the first California Chamber of Commerce HR Symposium. The October 26...

What Employers Should Know About Emergencies and the Workplace

In light of various emergencies and disasters throughout the state, the California Chamber of Commerce is educating employers about a few things they should...

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was...

Time Off for ‘School Appearance Leave’ Applies to All Employers

My administrative assistant just came to me and said she had to leave for the day because she got a call from her son’s...