2019 California Leave of Absence Laws Review/Update (5-1-19 Webinar Recording)

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

This is an edited recording of the webinar presented by Ray Hixson and Mary Wang on May 1 , 2019. Please note that the webinar does not address changes in the law since the original program date. Please also note that the webinar provides only general information about the law, and does not constitute legal advice. Companies or individuals seeking legal advice should retain counsel.

Please note that HR and attorney continuing education credits are not available for watching this recorded program.

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