Staying on top of new legislation couldn’t be easier for EAOC members, since we have Labor Attorney Jonathan Judge in our roster!
Jonathan Judge advises employers in various labor and employment law matters, including drug testing, mass layoffs (WARN), disparate impact analysis, immigration compliance, trade secrets, privacy, technology in the workplace, piece rate compensation, municipal and state sick leave, local, state and federal minimum wage law, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
At this week’s morning meeting, we learned about AB 2257, SB 1383, AB 2992, and much more.
Of particular interest to the group was new legislation on SB 1383 – California Family Right Act (CFRA). As of January 1, 2021, the minimum number of employees for coverage has been reduced to 5 or more employees (previously it was 50 or more employees). In addition, employees may now take leave to care for Grandparents, Grandchildren, Siblings, and Domestic Partners.
Key CFRA features:
· Eligible employees make take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.
· Employees may take time off for a serious health condition of the employee or a family member, or for baby bonding.
· To be eligible, an employee must have 12 months (52 weeks) of service with the company.
· Also, the employee must have worked 1,250 hours in the 12 month period prior to taking the leave.
· Intermittent leave is available under some circumstances.
· At the end of the leave, an employee is entitled to reinstatement to the same or a comparable position.
We are incredibly lucky to have Jonathan as a member, and to keep us informed and current, ESPECIALLY during times like these.
Jonathan provides pro bono legal work for employers through Public Counsel and is a member of several Orange County industry organizations.
To learn more about new legislation, or to discuss your business needs with Jonathan, please visit www.aalrr.com.