Archive for the ‘FMLA/CFRA’ Category

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 »

DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been working for some time on updates to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. On several occasions, DOL extended the expiration dates on the forms while the updates were pending. Now, the DOL has completed the updates to the forms, and the forms bear a new […]

26 May 15 - FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Seminar Makes Sense of Leaves of Absence Compliance

Ask anyone who handles HR: managing leaves of absence is easier said than done. A complicated mix of federal and California employment laws govern how employers administer leaves and provide benefits. Certain types of leave, either paid or unpaid, are required by law. Plenty of documentation and tracking are involved, which aren’t so simple when […]

3 Apr 15 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Court Halts FMLA Same-Sex Marriage Rule

A federal district court in Texas granted a request made by the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Nebraska for a preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s Final Rule revising the regulatory definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As HRWatchdog previously reported, the DOL’s final rule extended protections of […]

1 Apr 15 - FMLA/CFRA, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Brace Yourself: Amendments to CFRA Regulations Approved, Take Effect July 1

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. The amendments, proposed by the Fair Employment and Housing Council last year, will take effect July 1, 2015. The California Chamber of Commerce, along with several other trade associations, submitted comments on the regulations during the public comment period. […]

5 Mar 15 - FMLA/CFRA, Posters and Notices, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »