CalChamber to Host Seminar on Leaves of Absence

California employers will find clarity and guidance about the state’s complex leaves of absence policies at the August 18 seminar hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce.

Managing leaves of absence isn’t easy. Plenty of documentation and tracking are involved, which aren’t so simple when leaves are intermittent or when California and federal rules overlap.

Then there are California’s unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused—and with good reason.

Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for this one-day intensive seminar as they address common and more difficult-to-resolve issues related to leaves of absence:

  • What benefits apply whether the leave is paid or unpaid;
  • Eligibility requirements for various leaves;
  • Required notices from the employee and the employer;
  • What leaves require employers to continue benefits such as health care;
  • When employers must pay an employee on a leave of absence;
  • How different leaves interact with each other.

CalChamber experts speak specifically to state and federal laws regarding:

  • California paid sick leave;
  • California and federal family and medical leave;
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation for a disability;
  • Pregnancy disability leave;
  • Other leaves such as paid time off (PTO), kin care, jury duty and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

CalChamber Presenters

CalChamber instructors for the live seminar include:

Erika Frank, executive vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009 and executive vice president at the start of 2017, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline. J.D. McGeorge School of Law.

Erika Pickles, employment law counsel and HR adviser. Pickles joined CalChamber in 2015. She previously represented employers in California and federal employment law litigation, class actions, and private arbitration involving a range of workplace-related issues, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. She also investigated and responded to administrative claims before state and federal agencies, and conducted employment law training seminars. J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law.

Registration

For more information or to register for this live seminar, call (800) 331-8877 or go online. The cost is $399 ($319.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members).