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Navigating the California Leave-of-Absence Maze: How Comfortable are You?
Monday 06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
| Competencies: Ethical Practice, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Workplace Application:
FMLA is not the same everywhere – understanding requirements and eligibility based on employee location is critical for HR practitioners. 

How comfortable are you with leave administration? On the 20th anniversary of the FMLA in 2013, the DOL concluded that 75% of employers reported that complying with the FMLA is 'easy'. That may seem like a surprise to you, right? Navigating the Family and Medical Leave Act can be challenging for most. But wait...what if you have employees working in California, too? Did you know that an eligible California employee can take more than 7 months off in a 12-month period for certain leave reasons? Join this session to gain a better understanding California's medical and family leave laws and become more confident in administering leave of absence requests for your California employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic elements of the current FMLA, CFRA and PDL for organizations with employees inside and outside California.
  • Understand the notice process and its practical application.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination of leave provisions.
  • Explore other California leave laws.
Marina A. Galatro, SHRM-CP  Photo
Marina A. Galatro, SHRM-CP , Executive HR Consultant, HR Services,
ABD Insurance & Financial Services