The Blog: Employee Leaves

California employers generally do not have to allow time off for employees. Major exceptions to this general rule, however, exist. Court appearances, family or personal medical issues, pregnancy, child school activities and drug rehab are only a few of the reasons for state-mandated leave at some companies. Our employment lawyers can help you establish record-keeping and administrative policies which can enable you to avoid potential Violations of Leave Laws.

Employee Leaves

Leave of Absence and Time Off

In our attorneys’ experience, leave of absence and time off is an often misunderstood area of employment and labor law for employers. Combined with other potential issues, such as the need for time off as a reasonable accommodation for a disability or the return to work on modified duty following a workers’ compensation leave, the …

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California Mandates Paid Sick Leave Effective July 1, 2015

The Governor signed AB 1522 into law on August 30, 2014, stating: “Tonight, the Legislature took historic action to help hardworking Californians. This bill guarantees that millions of workers – from Eureka to San Diego – won’t lose their jobs or pay just because they get sick.”
In the author’s experience, there aren’t many businesses that terminate hardworking employees “just because …

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New Law 2014 – Reasons for “Paid Family Leave” Expanded (SB 770)

First, we must start with saying this law (and title of the law) is a misnomer (that’s why it’s in “quotes”). 
The law provides for “Family Temporary Disability Insurance” (FTDI) which is intended to provide temporary wage replacement similar to State Disability Insurance (SDI).  Rather than for the individual’s own disability (SDI), however, FTDI allows temporary wage replacement for reasons relating to …

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