Download This Issue in .pdf Format July 1, 2015 (the effective date for the Healthy Family Healthy Workplace Act of 2014) is fast approaching and ALL California employers (with very limited exceptions) must be prepared to provide paid sick leave to ALL employees.  Prior to the passage of this law ... Read More

October 2011-1: New Pregnancy Leave Legislation

Download This Issue in .pdf Format The new legislation, effective January 1, 2012, prohibits any employer from refusing to maintain health coverage for an employee on a statutorily protected pregnancy leave of up to four (4) months. The employer will be required to pay the premiums normally paid by the ... Read More

October 2010: New California Leave Law Signed by Governor

Download This Issue in .pdf Format The Michelle Maykin Donation Protection Act has been signed by Governor Schwarzenegger. This law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees and provides another right for an employee to take leave in California. The law requires employers to permit employees who are ... Read More

October 2009: Military Family Leaves (under the FMLA) Expanded

Download This Issue in .pdf Format Yesterday, October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The new law expands provisions of the Qualifying Exigency and Servicemember Care Leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Accordingly, handbook leave ... Read More

February 2008: FMLA

Changes to FMLA – Servicemember Leave – Download This Issue in .pdf Format As part of the newly enacted National Defense Authorization Act, two provisions have been added to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)* allowing a family member of certain members of the armed services to take leave. These provisions ... Read More