Archive for the ‘Time Off’ Category

Small Company Eyes Medical Leave Policies for Employee Handbook

We are a small company of 30 employees. Are we required to have a medical leave policy in our employee handbook? Many different types of medical leaves, both federal and state, may apply to an employee based on company size. Pregnancy Disability Leave In California, the Pregnancy Disability Leave law applies to you since you […]

14 Jan 20 - Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Paying Employees for Holidays, Holiday Closures

If we close our worksite for a holiday, do we have to pay our employees for the day? The answer depends on the employer’s policies and whether the employee is exempt or nonexempt. Paid Holidays California law does not require an employer to provide paid holidays, close its worksites on holidays or grant time off […]

27 Dec 19 - Holiday Pay, Time Off - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

Bereavement Leave Potential Option for Time Off After Miscarriage

Do employees have a right to use bereavement leave after a miscarriage? Employers are not required by law to offer bereavement leave to their employees. If an employer chooses to offer bereavement leave, the policy should communicate how much time is allowed, which family members or close friends are covered by the policy and whether […]

10 Dec 19 - Time Off - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

Most Common Medical Leaves Questions Podcast

The employment law experts at the California Chamber of Commerce field more than 1,600 calls on workplaces issues a month. And that’s on top of the inquiries sent their way at human resources seminars and other events. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber […]

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FMLA Leave When Foster Care Leads to Adoption

I have an employee who is going through counseling to become a foster parent. Is she eligible for the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only after she gets custody of the child? Also, she is considering adoption if all goes well during the foster care. Does she get 12 weeks FMLA leave for […]

8 Oct 19 - Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »