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 within 15

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-Hall.jpgOn October 11, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 579 into law – this bill makes significant modifications to the current “Kin Care” law (Labor Code section 233) and the Child-Related Activities Leave law (Labor Code section 230.8).  SB 579’s changes to the Kin Care law and the Child-Related Activities Leave law will have a