California Pushes Forward With Leave Law Changes

California legislators were busy this session, and changes to leave laws were no exception.  Several leave-related bills were presented to the Governor, including changes to California’s statutory disability insurance law (SDI or VDI), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Kin Care law, and the Family Partnership Leave law. The first of these bills to be signed … Continued

When 12 Weeks of Leave is Just the Beginning…

Employers know that terminating an employee because they are disabled is against federal law, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act,  but what happens when the employee needs a leave of absence and their FMLA benefits have run out?  Providing leave as a reasonable accommodation is nothing new.  We have studied this issue extensively and published … Continued

California: Where 24 Hours Sometimes Means 30 Hours

California’s new paid sick leave law – “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” went into effect on July 1, and was amended only weeks later. Now, we learn of a clarification to the law, this time affecting minimum entitlements.  The new law guarantees employees the right to take a minimum of 24 hours or … Continued

Paid Sick Leave: Cities, Counties, States – and now the Feds?

Paid sick leave is coming from all sides. States are passing laws, most recently Oregon, going into effect January 1, 2016. Cities are passing ordinances, as we have recently seen in Emeryville, CA and Pittsburgh, PA. Even counties are getting in on this action- case in point: Montgomery County, Maryland. Not to be outdone, the … Continued