Archive for the ‘FMLA/CFRA’ Category

DOL Changes FMLA Eligibility for Same-Sex Marriages

The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will extend protections of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same sex-sex marriages to care for their spouses, regardless of where they live. The Final Rule is effective March 27, 2015. The DOL moved from a “state of […]

23 Feb 15 - FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Ideal Seminar If You’re New to Human Resources or Want a Refresher

With the complexities of managing HR issues in California, do your HR practices put you at risk for costly fines and lawsuits? It’s not easy to know exactly what to do or how to explain a complex employment law requirement, especially if you’re new to HR. From hiring through termination, build your decision-making confidence at […]

17 Feb 15 - FMLA/CFRA, Meal and Rest Break, Pregnancy Disability Leave - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Revised CFRA Regulations May Be On The Way

As HRWatchdog previously reported, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has proposed amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. Recently, the Council approved final language for the proposed CFRA regulations. The proposed regulations now go to the Office of Administrative Law for review and approval. Several of the proposed changes were made to […]

3 Feb 15 - FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court: “Honest Belief” Defense Still Unsettled

Today, the California Supreme Court upheld an arbitrator’s ruling in favor of an employer in a California Family Rights Act (CFRA) case. However, the Court avoided the main question that many wanted answered: Is an employer’s honest belief that an employee is violating company policy a defense to an employee’s claim that the employer violated […]

29 Jan 15 - FMLA/CFRA, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Changes to California Family Rights Act Regulations Could Be Coming

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is proposing amendments to the California Family Rights Act Regulations. The Council has made further modifications to the proposed amendments and is seeking public comments. Visit the Council’s website for more information, including the text of the proposed amendments and the Initial Statement of Reasons. Written Comments Written […]

11 Dec 14 - Benefits, FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »