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Help! My California Employee Needs Leave. Now What?
Wednesday 06/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn California leave rules so you can reduce your organization's legal risk and maximize employee engagement. 

This session will demystify California leave law by identifying leave rules that are different for California employees. It will provide a comprehensive and in-depth discussion about California and federal leave laws and delve into the interrelationship and sometimes conflicting requirements of those laws. Specific topics to be discussed include how FMLA intersects and overlaps with the California Family Rights Act and California's Pregnancy Disability Leave Law. The session will also cover the intersection of unpaid leave with state and local paid sick time benefits and SDI and PFL benefits provided by the State of California. You will learn:

  • How to comply with and enforce California leave rules so you can effectively manage employees, reduce organization litigation risk and maximize employee engagement.
  • How multi-state employers can use ethical practice in determining how to comply with California leave rules which may conflict with employee rights in states other than California.
  • How to audit your company's compliance with California leave rules while utilizing the attorney-client privilege, ensuring legal compliance and mitigating risk.
  • Best practices for determining whether leave is a reasonable accommodation under both federal and California law.
Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA Photo
Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA, Partner,
Kasper & Frank LLP