White House Pressing Congress to Pass an Act Allowing Americans 7 Days of Paid Sick Leave

By | 2015-01-16T08:51:35+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Employment Law, FMLA Leave|

According to a January 14, 2015 statement released by President Barack Obama’s senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, the White House will press Congress to pass the federal Healthy Families Act that would allow Americans to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time. The plan is to create paid-leave programs with money from the [...]

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Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employees

By | 2015-01-05T21:12:46+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Discrimination, Employment Law, FMLA Leave, Maternity/Pregnancy Leave, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour|

The CalChamber Employment Law Counsel recently published a white paper, titled "An Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employers." The white paper identifies some of the noteworthy new employment laws from the California Legislature.  The range of subject matters the new laws affect include: (1) Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Protections; (2) Leaves of Absence; (3) Wage [...]

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FMLA Protects Employees Who Take Their Loved Ones on End-Of-Life Trips, Says the Seventh Circuit

By | 2015-01-06T13:44:27+00:00 February 8th, 2014|Employment Law, FMLA Leave, Uncategorized|

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a family member such as a spouse, child, or parent, if the family member has a serious health condition. 29 U.S.C. § 2612(a)(1)(C). What qualifies as “caring for” a family member [...]

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New California Employment Laws for 2014

By | 2015-01-06T13:51:58+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Discrimination, Employment Law, FEHA, FMLA Leave, Maternity/Pregnancy Leave, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Wage & Hour, Whistleblower|

A host of new employment laws take effect in 2014, many of which went into effect on January 1, 2014. Below is a summary of a few of the new laws affecting the employment arena in 2014. Sexual Harassment Definition SB 292 amends the definition of harassment to clarify that sexually harassing conduct does not [...]

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