How to Comply With Conflicting Certification Requirements Under FMLA and CFRA

California employers must comply with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and, if there is a conflict, follow the law that is most beneficial to employees. This article provides tips on how to satisfy your medical certification obligations under those statutes.

Univision Radio Host Sings the Blues Over Adverse Disability Ruling

Can an employee’s frequent tardiness be used to establish that she has a disability because she is limited in the major life activity of working? Does an employee have to request leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) before she has the right to take job-protected leave under the CFRA? A California Court of Appeal answered those questions in a recent case brought by a radio host.

Clearing up the confusion on CFRA regs (Infographic)

The final California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations, which took effect on July 1, bring California rules into closer alignment with FMLA regulations. While the changes mean fewer differences between state and federal regulations, some significant differences remain. Check out the infographic below for more information!

California HR Trends for 2017—Don’t Get Burned!

It’s practically impossible to try and cover everything that will change in California for both 2016 and 2017. So many midyear and other upcoming changes make it a difficult year. Why? Because it’s California, of course! Jonathan A. Siegel, partner at Jackson Lewis P.C., feels the pain of HR pros.

FMLA and Becoming a Parent

Most employers subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations are well-versed in its main provisions, namely that it allows up to 12 weeks of leave for any of the following purposes:

Does the Common Cold Qualify for FMLA/CFRA Leave?

Does a serious cold qualify as a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or its state law counterpart, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)? How about the flu? Leave of absence laws were established to protect employees with serious health conditions; do colds and the flu measure up?

Can You Fire A Policy Violator Who’s Out on CFRA Leave?

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 […]

Foreseeable Leave, Intermittent Leave, and More

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.

Family Leave Missteps That Can Get You Sued

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.