Complimentary Webinar: 2019 California Leave of Absence Laws Review/Update

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (noon to 1:30 p.m.) 


California employers face no compliance challenge more complex than with respect to navigating the maze of California and federal leave of absence laws.   Attend this webinar for:

  • An A-Z Review of California & Federal Leave Laws:  including Family & Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, New Parent Leave Act, Pregnancy Disability Leave, disability accommodation leave, worker’s compensation leave, paid family leave, paid parental leave, sick leave, and many more.
  • Mandatory Employer Notices:  Employer requirements to provide employees with certain notices within 5 days of learning of an employee’s potential leave for need, pregnancy, etc.; nuts and bolts review of some sample leave notices.
  • Paid Parental Leave:  Legal challenges to policies that provide more paid leave to “primary caregivers” vs. “secondary caregivers” based on alleged gender discrimination against men, including an EEOC lawsuit against Estee Lauder resulting in a $1 million settlement; how to structure paid parental leave policies to support parents and comply with the law; review of San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance requirements. 
  • Employee Use of Paid Time:  Employee rights to use otherwise available PTO, vacation and/or sick time during protected leaves, and whether such rights extend to “unlimited” vacation; when usage of PTO, vacation, and/or sick time may or may not be made mandatory; new federal DOL opinion letter on whether an employer may allow an employee to use such time on an unprotected leave basis prior to commencing protected leave. 

Attendees will receive detailed Powerpoint slides, and some sample leave forms as handouts. Your presenters will be Ray Hixson and Mary Wang, who are partners of the law firm Hixson Nagatani LLP.  Hixson Nagatani LLP advises and represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters.  The firm provides advice and counsel on proactive steps that employers should take to ensure compliance and minimize legal risks, including with respect to creating and updating personnel policies and practices, personnel-related forms, risk assessment of contemplated personnel actions, and managers’ legal training.  The firm also defends employers against actual and threatened employee claims, including claims made in state and federal courts, arbitration, and government agencies.

Continuing education credits:  This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review.  This program qualifies for 1.5 hour of MCLE for California attorneys.

Date & Time:
Date:  Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Registration fee: This webinar is free of charge.