Archive for the ‘FMLA/CFRA’ Category

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 »

We Interrupt Your FMLA and CFRA Challenges for This Live Webinar

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) entitle eligible employees to unpaid, job-protected leave for defined reasons, such as caring for a parent, spouse, child or domestic partner with a serious health condition — or even their own. Here’s the quandary: some of the qualifying circumstances are […]

2 Mar 15 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »