Give Paid Time Off or Sick and Vacation Leave?

Is it better for an employer to operate under a paid time off (PTO) policy or to have vacation and sick leave policies instead? A PTO policy is very appealing because it’s more straightforward and seems easier to administer, but there are downsides to taking that route. Continue reading

Employee Leave Law F.A.Q.s

It can be very confusing to calculate entitlements under employee leave laws—particularly the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)—and even more complicated trying to figure out how the laws interact with each other. Continue reading

Drafting a Healthy Sick Leave Policy

115653553(1)Updated: Effective July 1, 2015, all California employers must provide paid sick leave to employees. Lab C §§245-249, 2810.5.

Attorneys representing start-ups are presented with a wide-range of tasks to do. If you find yourself drafting a sick leave policy, keep these guidelines handy so you don’t miss any essential steps.

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