Posts Tagged ‘FMLA’

Wildfire Reminders: Employers Have Obligations, Must Take Precautions to Protect Employees

With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer community about how to help employees and a recent Cal/OSHA advisory on worker safety. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced Wednesday that the Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits […]

15 Nov 18 - Labor Relations, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Updated Guidance on Paid Family Leave Tax Credit Issued by IRS

An updated guidance on a tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees has been issued by the IRS (Notice 2018-71). The tax credit applies regardless of whether an employer has fewer than 50 employees and therefore is not covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) […]

28 Sep 18 - FMLA/CFRA, Paid Family Leave - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

In-Depth Look: Joint-Employer Standard and Liability Under California Law

Last week, we posted about the proposed rule recently announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which would change the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). As a reminder, the NLRA covers all employers involved in interstate commerce (subject to certain jurisdictional limits), except airlines, railroads, agricultural operations […]

24 Sep 18 - Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Changes Stance on FMLA Eligibility and Same-Sex Marriages

On June 20, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule extending the protections of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live. The DOL is proposing this rule in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, […]

23 Jun 14 - Benefits, FMLA/CFRA - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Comments on Proposed CFRA Amendments Due by June 2

As reported earlier, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council is proposing amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. Many of the proposed amendments modify the current CFRA regulations to parallel existing federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. The CFRA applies to employers with 50 or more employees and all public employers. […]

20 May 14 - FMLA/CFRA - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »