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New Parental Leave Law Takes Effect

Posted in Employee Benefits, Family and Medical Leave
As national discourse around women’s pay equality came to the forefront in 2017, Governor Brown signed several bills in an effort to create a more egalitarian workplace. One such measure came in the form of Senate Bill 63, otherwise known as the New Parental Leave Act, which became effective January 1, 2018. Under prior law,… Continue Reading

Department of Labor Amends Definition of “Spouse” in FMLA Regulations

Posted in Employee Benefits, Family and Medical Leave
On February 25, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a “Final Rule” that amends the definition of “Spouse” in the Family Medical Leave Act.  Previously, an employee seeking leave under the act would be eligible if the state law they lived in covered the dependent under the State’s definition of “spouse”. The new rule requires… Continue Reading