Archive for the ‘FMLA/CFRA’ Category

Job Killer Mandates New Leave of Absence

A more expansive version of a job killer bill vetoed last year has been reintroduced. The California Chamber of Commerce has identified SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) as a job killer bill because it will overwhelm small employers by adding to the burden under which they already struggle.  SB 63 requires a California employer who employs as few […]

20 Jan 17 - FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Updates FMLA Poster — Prior Version Can Still Be Used

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an updated federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster (W1420a REV 04/16). However, the DOL specifically states that: The February 2013 version of the FMLA poster is still good and can be used to fulfill the posting requirement. In other words, covered employers can continue to […]

3 May 16 - FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Settles Firing of Nurse with Cancer Case

The nationwide healthcare provider Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) recently settled a disability lawsuit involving the alleged firing of a nurse who needed more medical leave to complete her cancer treatment. The lawsuit was filed last year by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the nurse worked at a Sacramento […]

22 Sep 15 - Disabilities, FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Legislative Update: Fiscal Committees Clear Files; One Job Killer Held in Committee

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees cleared their files last week, holding one employment-related job killer and moving another to the Assembly Floor.  A third employment-related bill will now go to the Governor. Job Killer Held  The Assembly Appropriations Committee did not take up SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco/Leyva; D-Chino), which would have unfairly increased […]

31 Aug 15 - FMLA/CFRA, Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Failure to Give Notice of FMLA Rights Leads to Settlement

One company failed to provide an employee notice of his rights to take family and medical leave to care for his dying wife leading to a recent $250,000 settlement with the federal Department of Labor (DOL). In 2010, the employee of a subsidiary of a large office supply chain told his employer that he needed […]

5 Jun 15 - FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »