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:  James L. Brannen

Currently, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects the right of persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination on account of various classes including, “race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation.”


Continue Reading Vets Got Class

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?

In January 2008, President Bush signed into law the expansive amendments to the FMLA which provide greater benefits to employees who have family members in the armed services. The new law became effective immediately.
On November 17, 2008, the DOL issued final regulations addressing the new military family leave as well as updating existing FMLA regulations.

Continue Reading New FMLA Regulations for Military Family Leave and Other Updated FMLA Regulation