Co-authored by Lizbeth West, Published by LexisNexis

Book Highlights:

  • How to navigate the complex issues surrounding family leave, military leave, worker’s compensation and personal time.
  • Insightful analysis of the key employment features to keep in mind when dealing with leave law in California.
  • Determinative considerations in accounting for the many different California and federal

By:  Duyen T. Nguyen

This law would create a “right to request” for San Francisco employees who are caregivers for children or dependents the right to make requests of their employers for changes to their working arrangements in order to meet caregiving responsibilities. An employer would have a duty to consider and respond to an employee’s request.


Continue Reading San Francisco Proposes Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

By:  James L. Brannen

In Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc. (2013) 2013 Cal. App. Lexis 131, the Second Appellate District of California, for the first time, has addressed whether an employer who provides the full amount of leave allotted by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) to a pregnant employee with early pregnancy-related disabilities, can still be held liable for failing to provide additional leave to that employee under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) as a reasonable accommodation until after the employee gives birth.


Continue Reading Second Appellate District Holds that Employers do not Fulfill FEHA Obligations by Providing the Statutory Four-Month PDL Leave to Employees with Pregnancy-Related Disabilities

By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

Effective March 8, 2013, those employers covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will be required to comply with the recently issued regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The majority of the new regulations relate to the FMLA’s military leave provisions and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act. However, there are a few other minor changes and requirements, including the requirement that employers replace their FMLA poster with an updated poster by March 8, 2013.


Continue Reading Are You Ready For Your New Compliance Obligations Under The FMLA?