Archive for the ‘FMLA/CFRA’ Category

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 »

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 »