Michelle Barrett

Michelle Barrett


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Paid Sick Time Law Developments in the State of California; Emeryville, California; Eugene, Oregon; and Bloomfield, New Jersey

The wave of new sick leave legislation continues across the country.  At the same time, state and local governments continue to refine existing laws to address new laws passed, as well as the complexities that surround...more

6/25/2015 - Compliance Earned Sick Time Employee Benefits Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act 2014 Paid Sick Leave Act PTO Sick Leave Wage and Hour

An Update on the Epidemic: California’s Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

On January 1, 2015, California 's Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (California paid sick leave act) went into effect. When Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed the Act into law on September 10, 2014,...more

1/13/2015 - Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Jerry Brown New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave

The Epidemic Continues: California Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

On September 10, 2014, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 ("California paid sick leave act") with an effective date of January 1, 2015. With the...more

9/11/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Lost in Translation: California's New Pregnancy Disability Leave Regulations and Their New, Contradictory Obligations

In regulations that became effective December 30, 2012, California employers received additional guidance on how to handle leaves of absence for employees disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition....more

1/7/2013 - California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination FEHA FMLA Medical Leave Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

A Guide to Employee Benefits Administration and Leaves of Absence

Laws Providing Leaves of Absence - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - The FMLA, as relevant here, requires covered employers to provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave due to a serious...more

11/26/2012 - ADA COBRA EAP EPCRS ERISA Flexible Spending Accounts FMLA HRA HSA Section 409A USERRA

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