The California Supreme Court issued a recent decision on whether courts may vacate (toss out) an arbitration award in which the arbitrator applied the “honest belief” defense to uphold the employer’s termination of an employee for engaging in outside employment in violation of company policy while on an approved leave of absence under the California […]
Tag: California Labor Laws
Yesterday, attorney Michelle Lee Flores of the Los Angeles office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP, started her rundown of top FMLA, CFRA, and PDL compliance tips for California employers. Today, the rest of her list—plus an invitation to a new webinar you won’t want to miss.
On Wednesday, we looked at 5 common situations that can get you sued over the mishandling of family leave. Today, 4 more—plus an invitation to a 1-day California-specific event that will get all of your trickiest leave questions answered once and for all.
It was a surprise birthday party for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), says Susan Schoenfeld, JD. On February 5, 2013, exactly 20 years after the FMLA was signed, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule ahead of the planned regulatory schedule.
As we discussed yesterday, employers are required to maintain existing health insurance coverage under a group health plan for employees during FMLA leave—and you can require the employee on leave to pay his or her share. But what happens if the employee fails to do this?
Yesterday, we looked at some of the proposed changes to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in areas relating to military leave. Today, a look at the other proposed changes, courtesy of Mark Schickman and Cathleen Yonahara, both attorneys at Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP in San Francisco.
Employees’ rights to take unpaid leave from work to deal with their own serious health problems or those of family members received a boost in recent years with changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Yesterday, we looked at a case involving a returning military service member who was terminated upon coming back to work. While that particular employee lost his case against his supervisor, the general rule is that you must reinstate returning service members. Today, we’ll look at some exceptions to this rule.
When you think of employment discrimination, you probably think of protected traits like gender, race, disabilities, age, or religion, among others. But the country’s involvement in two hot wars over the past decade has put another type of discrimination on the radar screen: discrimination based on military service.
Retaliation is now the leading basis for charges against employers, and it remains the stupidest of all charges. Stupid because most retaliation charges can be avoided if managers and supervisors just think before they act.