On March 18, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to reduce the impact of the virus on American families, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) and President Trump signed the bill into law a few hours later.  The law will go into effect

‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the workplace,
A few diligent employees were working apace,
Others had taken vacation to spend time with St. Nick,
While still others were absent having called in sick.

Some surely were, for it was cold and flu season!
But the Manager wondered if some had another reason.

Medical LeaveIn recent years, many California public agencies of all sizes have developed absence control policies to manage employee abuse of sick leave and other types of leaves.  Generally speaking, these policies track each employee’s leave usage and establish various procedures, such as performance improvement plans and/or discipline, in the event an employee’s leave usage is

sacramento Town HallINTRODUCTION

UPDATE – Following up on our June 26, 2015 Special Bulletin, which outlined Assembly Bill 304, the proposed clean-up legislation for California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Paid Sick Leave Law” or “AB 1522”), this urgency legislation passed the California Senate on July 13, 2015, with a vote of 39-0 and was

Breaking-News1.jpgThis post was authored by Gage Dungy and Stephanie Lowe

INTRODUCTION

The California Assembly recently passed Assembly Bill 304—clean-up legislation for California’s new Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Paid Sick Leave Law” or “AB 1522”) on June 22, 2015, with bipartisan support by a vote of 69-0.  The bill is now currently pending

Special BulletinThis blog post was authored by Gage Dungy and Stephanie J. Lowe

On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1522 (“AB 1522”), codified as Labor Code sections 245 through 249, enacting the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Paid Sick Leave law”).  Effective July 1, 2015, this new Paid Sick Leave