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Love It or Leave It: Leaves of Absence the Focus of EEOC’s New ADA Accommodation Guidance

iStock_35889086_XXXLARGEIt is a rare employer that has not fielded employee requests for time off to address a health concern. The requests can come in many shapes and sizes: weeks or months of leave, a few days of leave, sporadic days off here and there, taking certain hours off each day, rest breaks throughout the day, or any combination thereof. … Continue Reading

Intermittent Leave or Spring Break? Tips to Help Prevent FMLA Abuse

iStock_000056639772_MediumAs spring turns into summer and the weather warms up, employers may notice an increase in employee absences. While spotty or unpredictable attendance can cause staffing issues and frustration for employers, certain absences, even irregular ones, may be protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The FMLA entitles eligible employees to twelve workweeks … Continue Reading

New Regulations Implementing California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act Go Into Effect April 1, 2016

iStock_000069419313_MediumCalifornia’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in the workplace. Recent amendments to FEHA’s implementing regulations issued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing include significant new obligations for employers, and clarify a range of important issues. The amendments take effect on April 1, 2016. The full text … Continue Reading

California Passes Paid Sick Leave Law and Other Recent Legislation

On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1522, known as the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.” This bill requires California employers, large and small, to provide paid sick leave for their employees. California and Connecticut are the only states in the country thus far to mandate paid sick leave. … Continue Reading
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