Posts Tagged ‘reasonable accommodation’

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 […]

6 Nov 19 - Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

International Week of the Deaf and Day of Sign Languages Creates Awareness of Employer Reasonable Accommodation Obligations

September 23 is both the start of International Week of the Deaf, which increases support and awareness of the challenges individuals who are deaf face within the community and workplace, and the International Day of Sign Languages, which raises awareness of sign languages. This year’s theme is Sign Language Rights for All. A recent Equal […]

23 Sep 19 - Accessibility - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Extending a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Interactive Process

A California credit union will pay over $27,000 in lost wages and emotional distress to a former employee after she was terminated for requesting an extension for a modified work schedule due to her disability. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) settled with the credit union after finding cause to believe a […]

18 Jan 19 - Disabilities - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

California’s ‘Nutty’ Assistive Animal Labor Laws

In honor of National Nut Day today, let’s talk about squirrels. Flying squirrels . . . as in squirrels in airplanes. Actually . . . a squirrel that did not get to fly in an airplane, despite its owner’s best efforts. What does this nutty story have to do with employment law you ask? Keep […]

22 Oct 18 - Accessibility, Workplace Safety - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »