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An Employee Fails to Return from Leave As Originally Scheduled—Has That Employee “Voluntarily Resigned”?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

What are employers to do if an employee has not provided a doctor’s note to continue his or her leave and the initial end date for that leave has passed? When can employers deem such an employee to have “voluntarily...more

Nip/Tuck Leave: When Employees Take Leave for Elective Procedures

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers are usually mindful of the many laws governing employee medical leaves and how they interact. But what about accommodation for non-medically necessary leaves? This post discusses the basics of...more

Employment Law Commentary, December 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

New Year, Revised Handbook - Now that you know all about the new employment laws in California for 2016—see our Employment Law Commentary from last month—it’s time to think about revising your employee handbooks and...more

A Legislative El Niño for California?: New 2016 Employment Laws for the State’s Private Sector Employers

by Littler on

Experts are predicting a 95% chance of heavier-than-usual seasonal rainfall this year in Southern California based on the phenomenon known as “El Niño.”  Did the California Legislature and its Governor produce a comparable...more

New Amendments To The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Regulations

by McManis Faulkner on

The Fair Employment and Housing Council recently adopted significant amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations, which took effect on July 1, 2015. The CFRA provides family and medical leave to...more

New California Family Rights Act Regulations Effective July 1, 2015

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has amended numerous sections of Title 2 of the California Code of Regulations that implement, interpret, and clarify the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”)....more

New CFRA Amendments Take Effect July 1

by Nossaman LLP on

On July 1, 2015, as previously reported, new California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") regulations will take effect. These amended regulations clarify areas of confusion and bring the CFRA into closer alignment with its federal...more

California Supreme Court Reaffirms High Bar for Reversal of Arbitration Decision

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Avery Richey v. AutoNation, Inc., et al. - Supreme Court of California (January 29, 2015) - Generally, courts cannot review arbitration awards for errors of fact or law, except as provided for under limited...more

Did You Know…Court Confirms Employees on Medical Leave Must Still Comply With Existing Company Policies

by Nossaman LLP on

In Richey v. Autonation, Inc., Case No. S207536 (January 29, 2015), the California Supreme Court confirmed that an employee who is on medical leave does not have a greater right to reinstatement or to other benefits and...more

Take 5 Newsletter: California's Leave Laws Could Potentially Create the Perfect Storm for Employers

by Epstein Becker & Green on

National employers often find it challenging to navigate the employment laws of the various states in which they do business. In most cases, the easiest solution may be to adopt national policies that follow federal law. This...more

Limits On Family Leave: Employees of the Same Employer

Both federal and state law provide employees leave for the birth or placement of a child and for bonding with a child after birth or placement. Under certain circumstances, employers may limit their employees’ leave. One such...more

California Appellate Court Holds Employee Entitled To Reasonable Accommodation After Pregnancy Leave Ends

Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc., No. B237761 (February 21, 2013): A California Court of Appeal recently held that an employer may have to offer additional leave under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) as a reasonable...more

2013 Updates to the FEHA California Pregnancy Regulations

Amendments to California’s pregnancy regulations became effective on December 30, 2012, creating many new responsibilities for employers. While employers should take note of all of the amended regulations, some of the most...more

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

by Littler on

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

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