Tag: family leave

Question: Our business is headquartered in one state, and we have field sales employees in other states. Which state disability insurance and paid family leave information should those employees outside of our headquarter state receive? Answer: There is a doctrine known among HR professionals as “boots on the ground.” Essentially the doctrine means that, in…

Question: If someone is eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, does that entitle the employee to a leave? Answer: Eligibility to Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits does not entitle an employee to a leave. The employee needing a family leave should be instructed to follow the employer’s standard practice for requesting time off. The…

Question: If a company is undergoing a restructuring, can the company terminate an employee while on FMLA/CFRA leave if the restructuring results in position elimination? Answer: Absent any other legal or contractual obligations such as a collective-bargaining agreement, an employer may refuse to return an employee on federal Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) and California…

Definition of “family” expanded under “family leave” by the employee-friendly state. On July 1, 2004, California adopted a Paid Family Leave Act (PFL) permitting insurance payment for lost wages due to a serious illness, new child, or care for a family member with serious illness. While California was the first in the nation to extend…