In certain circumstances, an employee may begin a leave of absence prior to being eligible to take leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). What if, during the employee’s leave, she subsequently reaches her FMLA eligibility date?Read More
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By: Jason Plowman
It’s that time again! The annual run for school supplies, shopping for back to school clothes, and . . . time to review state laws covering school-related parental leave? As kids hurry off to new classrooms throughout the country, employers may notice an uptick in time-off requests for school-related events. Employers should be aware that several states (currently nine states and the District of Columbia) have laws authorizing leave time for parents to attend school functions. California’s law is most generous, providing up to 40 hours per year (but no more than 8 hours per month) to participate in children’s educational activities.Read More
By: Lilian Davis
Employers face a host of compliance challenges under state and federal law when an employee suffers a workplace injury. As we recently reported, employers must consider the legal implications of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when litigating workers’ compensation claims. Employers should also be cognizant of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).Read More
By: Andrew McKinley
Beginning on June 7, 2018, four new Washington laws will go into effect and place new restrictions on employers in the state. These laws, discussed in detail below, expand the rights and protections afforded to Washington employees, and may require employers to review and revise their employment advertisements and applications, pre-hiring materials, and arbitration agreements.Read More
On January 10, 2018, the Northern District of California certified a state-wide class of non-exempt hourly employees who allege that they were not fully compensated for all time spent submitting to their employer’s bag inspection requirements. (Heredia v. Eddie Bauer, LLC, January 10, 2018, Freeman, B.).Read More