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Month: May 2017

How is paid sick leave allocated under California law?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on May 25, 2017

Last week, our blog began discussing how many people often feel anxious about calling in sick to work, as some are concerned about falling behind or missing important meetings, and still others are fearful of possible retaliatory measures by their employer. To that end, we discussed how qualifying workers here in California — including full-time,… read more

Who’s eligible for paid sick leave under California law?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on May 18, 2017

Most of us would prefer not to think about it, but there will come a time over the course of the work year when we develop some manner of illness from an especially nasty cold to an incapacitating intestinal ailment. Indeed, even though we might try our best to try to make it to our… read more

California Supreme Court clarifies scope of ‘day of rest’ law

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on May 11, 2017

In a previous post, we discussed how the state’s “day of rest” law, which dates back to 1919 and has long been the subject of considerable uncertainty, was at the epicenter of a highly anticipated case — Mendoza v. Nordstrom — before the California Supreme Court. In recent developments, the state’s high court handed down… read more

Did you know? California gives paid leave to new parents

Posted in Firm News on May 6, 2017

Welcoming a new child into the family is one of the most joyful things you’ll ever experience. But it can also come with a lot of stress. Babies are expensive, and many parents worry about how they’ll be able to afford to take time off to bond with their new child. Thankfully, California has some… read more

What employees should know about intermittent bonding leave

Posted in Firm News,Wrongful Termination on May 5, 2017

In a series of ongoing posts, our blog has been taking a closer look at the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act, focusing first on the conditions employees must satisfy to fall within their protective ambit and, most recently, on the situations in which “family care and medical leave”… read more