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What Am I Doing Wrong? Common FMLA Mistakes – the California Edition

“What did I do wrong” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration.

San Francisco's Paid Parental Leave Law Could Spark Larger Movement

This month, the City of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a measure mandating that all employers in San Francisco provide six weeks of fully paid leave during a calendar year for new parents. The measure includes paid leave for mothers, fathers, and same-sex couples who either bear or adopt a child.

California and San Francisco Paid Family Leave Update

Earlier this week, California's Governor signed into law AB 908, which, beginning January 1, 2018, increases the wage replacement rate for employees receiving disability insurance and/or paid family leave benefits through the state. Currently, the maximum wage replacement is about 55% of the employee's compensation. Effective January 2018, this amount will increase to 60 or 70 percent of the employee's compensation, depending on the employee's income level. The new law will also eliminate the 7-day waiting period for receipt of paid family leave benefits. A copy of the new law is available here.

California Governor Signs Paid Family Leave Expansion Into Law

On April 11, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will increase the wage replacement rate under the Paid Family Leave program for California workers from its current level of 55 percent to 60 or 70 percent (depending on the worker’s income). Assembly Bill No. 908 (AB 908) will revise the formula used to determine benefits available to workers pursuant to the state unemployment compensation disability law and the family temporary disability insurance program. As of 2018, the bill will also eliminate the seven-day waiting period for receiving temporary disability benefits.

Recent Opinion Letter Raises Questions Regarding California's Paid Leave Law

Executive Summary: California employers are now facing another hurdle in their efforts to comply with state's paid leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, in light of a recent opinion letter from the state agency that enforces the law.

More Confusion Likely Over California's "Paid Family Leave"

Earlier this year Gov. Brown signed into law an expansion of the state's "paid family leave" benefit. While the new law does not become effective until July 1, 2014, already media outlets have reported that employees will have expanded rights to paid time off from work next year. This is only partially correct and it continues to spread the confusion over what "paid family leave" really means.
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Ogletree Deakins | California | The Opportunities and Obligations of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the #MeToo Environment (February 01, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | Glimmers of Hope? Pair of Recent PAGA Cases Provide Rare Procedural Victories for California Employers (January 31, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | DLSE Publishes Voluntary Template for Required Employer AB 450 Notice (February 11, 2018)

Ogletree Deakins | California | California’s Salary History Ban: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (January 23, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | The ICEman Cometh? Recent War of Words Puts California Employers in the Crosshairs of National Immigration Debate (January 22, 2018)

Ogletree Deakins | California | Cal/OSHA Approves Long-Awaited Housekeeper Injury Prevention Regulations (January 24, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | Trial Court Properly Denied Attorneys’ Fees To Plaintiff Who Proved His Termination Was Substantially Motivated By His Disabilities, But Was Not The Prevailing Party At Trial (January 21, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | Cal/OSHA Approves Hotel Housekeeping Injury Standard – Likely to Go Into Effect Later This Year (January 21, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | California Labor Department Releases Form for Employers Responding to Immigration Agency Inspection (February 12, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | Exemption, Not Pre-Emption: California Federal Court Clarifies Meal and Rest Break Rules May Be Exempt From Labor Code Enforcement For Employers With Valid Collective Bargaining Agreements (February 14, 2018)