Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Are You Ready? City of Santa Monica’s Sick Leave Provisions Become Effective January 1, 2017

Are you sick of sick leave yet? Beginning on January 1, 2017, the new paid sick leave provisions under Santa Monica City’s recently adopted Minimum Wage and Sick Leave law will go into effect.  Since our California Workplace Law Blog article first outlined key provisions of the law, the ordinance was amended later this year, … Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Denies Review of Castro-Ramirez Decision — California Employers Must Consider Leave Accommodation for Employees Caring for Disabled Family Members

We previously reported that the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that an employer’s denial of accommodation to a nondisabled employee may serve as evidence of association discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Castro Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc. (2016) 2 Cal. App. 5th 1028.  In Castro Ramirez, … Continue Reading

What Am I Doing Wrong? Common FMLA Mistakes.

What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration.  This is the third in a monthly series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration. Failing to restore an employee returning from FMLA leave to an “equivalent position.” When … Continue Reading
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