Archive for the ‘Time Off’ Category

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 […]

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Choosing Unpaid Time Off Instead of Using Vacation Time

My employee asked for a few days off for a vacation with her family but wants to take it unpaid rather than using the vacation time she has accrued. Can I require her to use her paid vacation time before taking unpaid time, or does she have the right to save her vacation time to […]

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

Keep Your Workplace Running Smoothly During Summer Vacations

Hotter temperatures and no school for the kids means many employees are using up their vacation time. In fact, nearly six in 10 workers (58 percent) save their vacation time for June, July and August, according to a recent Accountemps survey. Respondents plan to take an average of 10 days off during these summer months. […]

2 Jul 19 - Time Off, Workplace Policies - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

Questions About Pregnancy Disability Leave? Our May 16 Webinar Delivers

Do you know that California law provides some of the country’s strongest workplace protections for employees who are pregnant and/or new parents? That said, employers have due dates too. There are certain “to-due” steps to follow when an employee requests Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) or when you become aware of the need for leave. “Managing […]

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