Posts Tagged ‘FMLA’

No April Fools’ Day joke – new federal paid sick leave and expanded FMLA law is effective today!

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Now Effective

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family and medical leave for qualifying reasons related to COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus), is now in effect. Employers should remember a few things about this new law. Who does it […]

1 Apr 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FMLA/CFRA, Posters and Notices, Time Off - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19 (commonly known as the coronavirus), employers have raised concerns and questions about how the law applies to them and their employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

26 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FMLA/CFRA, Posters and Notices, Time Off - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passes

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed additional emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because of the escalating coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, the Families First Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19, including a new federal paid sick leave law, an […]

19 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Paid Family Leave, Time Off - James W. Ward - 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 […]

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