On June 24, 2015 California’s Senate Bill 406 was passed by the Senate and has been sent to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.  If passed this bill would implement changes to the Scott-Plamondon-03_webCalifornia Family Rights Act (“CFRA”).   Under the current law, employees may take up to 12 weeks of protected leave during any 12-month period

S. Plamondon_webOn February 25, 2015, the United States Department of Labor issued new rules designed to revise the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”).  The new rules amend the regulatory definition of spouse under the FMLA so that it now specifically includes employees in legal same-sex marriages so

On September 15, 2014 Governor Brown signed AB 2536, which implements changes to California Labor Code section 230.3.  Prior to the passage of this bill, California law prohibited employers from discharging or discriminating against employees for taking time off to perform emergency duty as a volunteer firefighter, reserve peace officer, or emergency rescue personnel. “Emergency