Leave Compliance

Helping You Understand Employer Rights And Obligations

If you own a business, you must prevent liability by ensuring you understand your legal obligations as an employer. California businesses do not have independent control over the benefits they offer their employees.

Many terms of employment and benefits are regulated by state and federal law. It is important that you consult with an experienced employment law attorney to ensure your policies and procedures are in compliance. Located in Santa Barbara and Bakersfield, Rothschild & Alwill, APC, provides this legal counsel to employers. We represent employers in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Bakersfield and the surrounding areas.

Family And Medical Leaves

In California, workers have the right to take certain leaves of absence under both the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

The FMLA and CFRA allow workers to take time off for medical and family reasons while keeping their employment status secure.

These laws are very specific in terms of leave lengths, qualifying employees and protocol for requesting leave and returning to work. In general, employers that regularly employ more than 50 people within a 75-mile radius must grant employees, who have more than one year of service, up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for themselves or a parent or child. In some cases, employees can take the leave intermittently rather than all at once.

It is important that you understand what the CFRA and FMLA require of you as an employer. Our FMLA lawyers have more than 25 years of combined legal experience. We will answer your questions and offer guidance regarding leave compliance. We are adept at drafting policies that both comply with leave laws and protect business interests.

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