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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 16th Public Hearing (Wage/Hour and Leave)

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills, many of which concern “wage and hour” and leave issues (and some of...more

Application of Connecticut’s (Non-FMLA) Maternity Leave Law

The State of Connecticut has provided pregnancy leave in the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act which is different from the maternity leave provided by the state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts. Unlike FMLA...more

Parental Leave Precautions

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Last week, Coca-Cola announced that many new parents at the company (domestic non-bargaining employees) will soon be eligible for six weeks of paid leave. The benefits, which supplement existing short-term disability benefits...more

California Enhances Discrimination Laws

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) was recently amended in several significant respects. These amendments include: (a) expanding FEHA’s scope to cover employers with at least five employees, only one of...more

New California Regulations Regarding Discrimination, Harassment and Pregnancy Disability Leave

New California anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and pregnancy disability leave regulations went into effect on April 1, 2016.  The substantive law regarding these issues has not changed.  However, the new amendments...more

Impact of New FEHA Regulations on Your Employment Policies and Procedures - Take Action Now

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The Fair Employment and Housing Council’s amendments to its Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) Regulations take effect April 1, 2016. Employers should consult with counsel and carefully review their existing company...more

April 1 Poster Changes for California Employers

by Allen Matkins on

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council, which is responsible for issuing regulations respecting the state's employment discrimination laws, has created a new notice and poster required of California employers as...more

No Joke – April 1, 2016 Marks the Compliance Date for New California PDL Notice

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

California employers with at least 5 employees, take note! Effective April 1, 2016, the California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) will be amended and employers will be required to post a new Pregnancy Disability...more

Employment Law in Austria: Part II

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Maternity Leave Protection In accordance with the Maternity Protection Act of 1979 (“Maternity Protection Act”), pregnant women are prohibited from working during the last eight (8) weeks immediately prior to the presumed...more

New Regulations Clarify Time Off Under California Family Rights Act

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In recently published amendments to its regulations, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) has clarified formerly confusing rules and brought the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) into closer parallel to...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

Is Your Company Prepared for the Changes to CFRA Leave?

by Reed Smith on

The changes to employees’ rights to take leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) go into effect July 1, 2015. Your company should be prepared only if it has done the following (...). The amended CFRA...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Accommodations

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

This is one of our "ones to watch for 2015" – Young v. UPS. The legal question certified by the Supreme Court in 2014 was: Whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer that...more

New District of Columbia Pregnancy Accommodation Statute to Become Effective on March 3, 2015

Barring adverse congressional review, the District of Columbia’s Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (PPWFA) will become effective on March 3, 2015. The new statute gives pregnant workers significantly broader...more

What Will Be the Fate of Your (Facially Neutral) Light-Duty Policies After Young v. UPS?

With its forthcoming decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to bring some much-needed clarity to the issue of what the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), 42...more

Proposed Legislation Would Expand Minnesota Family Leave Rights and Create Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On February 5, 2015, legislation was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives that would expand the scope of Minnesota’s existing pregnancy and parenting leave laws. ...more

Minnesota Enacts the Women’s Economic Security Act Imposing Many New Obligations On Employers

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a package of bills dubbed the Women’s Economic Security Act (“WESA”), which will have significant implications for Minnesota employers. Many of WESA’s provisions...more

New Trial To Determine Whether Pregnancy Leave Was “Substantial Motivating Reason” For Termination Upon Return

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Following the California Supreme Court’s guidance in Harris v. City of Santa Monica (February 2013 FEB) that an employment action is illegal only where bias is a “substantial motivating factor” for the action, a California...more

New York City Offers Greater Protections for Pregnant Workers

by Morgan Lewis on

The city departs from federal law by requiring employers to accommodate pregnant employees even if not considered “disabled.” Departing from federal precedent, the New York City Council on September 24 passed an...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

Employment Law Newsletter: April 2013

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Post-Brinker Meal Break Decisions on Class Certification De-Published by California Supreme Court - We have previously reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v....more

Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 25, Issue 3 -- March 2013

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: - Pregnancy Disability Leave in California: What Should Employers Be Expecting?: Last year, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) implemented new regulations interpreting the...more

Pregnancy Disability Leave: Not a Matter of Simple Math

Recent case law confirms the need for employers to be cautious about mechanically applying pregnancy disability leave laws without considering the implications of the Fair Employment and Housing Act....more

Employee Who Exhausted Four Months Of Pregnancy Leave Was Entitled To Further Disability Leave

In a case of first impression, the California Court of Appeal determined in this case whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave (four months) under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (“PDLL”) may...more

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