California Paid Sick Leave

California Leave Legislation: Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, California Family Rights Acts Amendments, New Parent Leave Act Repeal, Oh My!

At the eleventh hour, the California legislature, poised to adjourn for final recess on August 31, passed multiple leave-related bills with big absence management implications for California employers. In this three-part blog, we first explore the new statewide paid sick leave mandate that requires emergency paid leave be provided to many California employees who fall … Continued

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California Paid Family Leave Entitlement Increase

Happy July 1 – the effective date for an additional two weeks of California Paid Family Leave (CA PFL)! As most of you will know, the CA PFL benefit entitlement has increased from six to eight weeks (as we wrote about here). Importantly, the additional two weeks of CA PFL entitlement applies only to claims/leaves that begin on … Continued

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Coronavirus and the Workforce: California State Agencies Issue Guidance

At ReedGroup, we manage employee leaves of absence, so we are acutely aware that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing huge disruption for most employers. ReedGroup will continue to offer its clients COVID-19 guidance as developments arise in the coming days and weeks. As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in the United States, administrative agencies have … Continued

California DWC Offers Statewide Access of ReedGroup’s Evidence-Based Guidelines to Providers Who Care For Injured Workers

ReedGroup announces that its practice guidelines from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) are now available complimentary to providers who handle California workers’ compensation cases. California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) launches new website featuring ACOEM content and tools. View the press release here.

California Adds Notice Requirement to Domestic Violence Leave Law

On September 14, the governor of California signed Assembly Bill 2337, adding a notice requirement to the California Domestic Violence Leave law. The new notice requirement goes into effect January 1, 2017. Per existing law, employers with 25 or more employees cannot terminate, or in any way discriminate or retaliate against an employee who is … Continued

Part II: More on California’s Enhanced State Benefits

Yesterday we wrote about the passage of a new California Law, known in the legislature as Assembly Bill 908, which in 2018 will increase California’s paid family leave (PFL) weekly benefit amount and eliminate the waiting period required to receive PFL benefits. While not wildly touted, not even by Governor Brown in his own press … Continued

California Sweetens Paid Family Leave

Not to be outdone by San Francisco or New York, Governor Brown signed a bill yesterday sweetening California’s paid family leave benefit program (PFL). In 2002, California was the first state to enact a paid family leave program, offering 6 weeks of partial wage replacement when employees took time off to bond with a newborn, adopted, … Continued

California Employers: Don’t Get Caught on April Fool’s Day. Update your California Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice by April 1st

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) has announced amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations which impact California Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) and are slated to take effect April 1. The amendments include updated notices, which must be implemented by April 1st – no fooling! Updated Notices.  Previously, the … Continued