Category Archives: Leaves of Absence

New Law Makes Paid Sick Leave Mandatory in California

Although many employers make paid sick leave available to employees, such paid time off has not been legally required in California.  However, with the passage of the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” California will become the second state … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Family and Medical Leave Act with New Amendments

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) entitles certain employees of companies with at least 50 employees to take job-protected leaves of absence of up to 12 weeks for the following reasons: • incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Holds Supervisors Cannot Be Personally Liable for Discrimination or Retaliation Against Employees Seeking Military Leaves of Absence

In Haligowski v. Superior Court, 200 Cal. App. 4th 983 (2011), the Court of Appeal considered whether supervisors can be personally liable for discriminating or retaliating against employees who seek time off from work to comply with their military obligations, … Continue reading

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New California Law Protects Health Care Coverage for Pregnant Employees

The State of California today marked another step in the direction of protecting pregnant workers when the Governor signed into law a Senate Bill requiring employers of five or more employees who maintain health care coverage for their workers to … Continue reading

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