Month: October 2013

California Passes Law Protecting Employees Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

Beginning January 1, 2014, California employers will be prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against an employee because he or she is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Existing law protects an employee who takes time off to attend to issues that arise as a result of domestic…

San Francisco Passes Ordinance Protecting Employee’s Right to Request a Flexible Schedule to Assist with Caregiving

On October 1, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance that would give employees the right to request flexible or predictable working arrangements to assist with caregiving. If Mayor Ed Lee signs the ordinance into law, it would help employees balance their responsibilities as workers and caregivers.…

Gov. Brown Expands Paid Family Leave Act

Governor Brown recently signed a bill expanding the Paid Family Leave Act. As it stands now, the law provides partial pay for workers to bond with a new child or care for a seriously ill parent, child, spouse, or registered domestic partner. Starting July 1, 2014, however, the new law…

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