Tag: Notice Requirements

Notice for Colorado’s new pregnancy accommodation law available

by Besse H. McDonald The Colorado Civil Rights Division has released a suggested notice for employers to post related to the state’s new pregnancy accommodation law. Under the law, Colorado employers must post a notice of employee rights as well as provide written notice to new hires at the start of employment and existing employees […]

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.

Vermont’s layoff warning law to take effect January 15

by Jeff Nolan The substantive notice requirements of Vermont’s new law requiring warnings before mass layoffs takes effect January 15, meaning the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) isn’t the only law requiring certain employers to notify employees of an impending plant closing or mass layoff. The Vermont Notice of Potential Layoffs […]

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.

FMLA: Are You Required To Accept a Provider’s Certification About an Employee’s Fitness To Return To Work?

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (and its state counterpart, the California Family Rights Act) imposes a variety of restrictions on how an employer can handle an employee’s medical leave, including a requirement that employers accept an employee’s healthcare provider’s certification about his or her fitness to return to work.

USERRA Leave Hassles—‘I’m Bewildered’

Effland, a shareholder at the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins PC, says that USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) offers two essential rights, the right to take leave, and the right to return. The basics of the law are: Coverage: Virtually all employers, regardless of the number of employees. Eligibility: Virtually all employees […]