Archive for the ‘Time Off’ Category

New Dads Can Bond with Baby Too!

Our employee’s wife just had a baby and he is asking us if he can take time off work and how much he will get paid. What are we required to do? We have never had this come up before. Many people think baby bonding applies only to moms, but it also applies to a […]

19 Mar 19 - Paid Family Leave, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Grandma Asks for FMLA for Grandbaby

My employee wants to take federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave when her daughter has a baby. Can I deny her request? Typically, an employee asking for time off work to be with her adult daughter for the birth of a child would not be a basis for FMLA, absent some extenuating circumstances. […]

14 Jan 19 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Lump Sum Vacation May Have Employers Taking Their Lumps

I want my employees to have 10 days of vacation each year, but I don’t want them to have to wait to use it while it accrues. Can I just give them a lump sum of 10 days of vacation at the beginning of each year? In 1982, the California Supreme Court issued its decision […]

8 Jan 19 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Election Day 2018

Remember to Give Employees Time Off to Vote

The general election is November 6, 2018. And because employers must display a poster describing voting leave requirements at least 10 days before every statewide election, yours should have been up as of Friday, October 26. California polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but if an employee doesn’t have sufficient time outside […]

31 Oct 18 - General, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Status of NPLA, ‘Ban-the-Box’ Regulations

As previously reported, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has been working on amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to address two laws that went into effect on January 1, 2018 — the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) and the statewide ban-the-box law. The FEHC held a meeting on October […]

23 Oct 18 - Hiring, Time Off - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »