This law provides additional circumstances under which employees may take school activities leave. California school activities leave now includes the addressing of a child care provider emergency, a school emergency, finding, enrolling, and reenrolling a child in a school or with a child care provider. The pool of eligible employees is expanded to include employees … Continue Reading
The amendments to the law include a clarification as to who is a covered worker; alternative accrual and payment methods; and a grandfather clause protecting employers that already provided paid sick leave prior to January 1, 2015 (AB 304).… Continue Reading
On September 10th, California became the second state in the country to require businesses to provide employees with paid sick leave, following Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of A.B. 1522, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015, and will be known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Click here to read … Continue Reading
$150,000 Sexual Harassment Verdict And $680,000 Fee Award Affirmed Taylor v. Nabors Drilling USA, LP, 222 Cal. App. 4th 1228 (2014) Max Taylor worked as a floorhand on an oil rig where he alleged he was harassed by his supervisors who called him “queer,” “fagot [sic],” “homo,” and “gay porn star” and was subjected to … Continue Reading
Europeans who happen to get sick while on vacation now have the right to take more vacation to make up for the period of illness. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled last week that workers who get sick while away on their annual guaranteed four-week vacation must be given additional vacation time … Continue Reading
McCarther v. Pacific Telesis Group, 163 Cal. App. 4th 176 (2008) Kimberly McCarther alleged that her employer, SBC Services, violated Cal. Labor Code § 233 (the “kin care” leave statute) when it failed to pay her for her absence for seven consecutive workdays in 2004 to care for two of her children who were ill. … Continue Reading
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