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Leaves of Absence and Time Off From Work Manual - 19th Edition

Richard J. Simmons

California and federal laws create numerous rules that provide employees the right to leaves of absence and time off from work. More than 20 statutes now govern the rules in this area and Governor Brown has signed more time off bills into law. The evolution of these laws dramatically erodes the freedom employers formerly had to grant or deny time off requests. In many cases, several laws provide employees overlapping protections through a complicated system of rules.

In his new publication, Attorney Richard J. Simmons of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP examines the key statutory rules and the obligations they create. The publication provides charts showing the universe of laws providing time off rights and coverage standards. It also includes sample forms and checklists for reviewing leave requests. Among the numerous topics addressed in the publication are the following:

  • Legal Obligations to Provide Leaves
  • Sick Leave Law
  • Kin-Care Amendments
  • Organ and Bone Marrow Donor Leaves
  • Family and Medical Leaves
  • Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
  • Crime Victim Leaves
  • Time Off Due to Assaults and Stalking
  • Side-by-Side Comparison Chart
  • Federal and State Laws
  • New Parent Leave Act
  • Voting Time Off
  • Posting Rules - New DLSE Notice
  • Sample Forms

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