2018 California Employment Leave Update: New Paid Family Leave Benefit Increase And More

Webinar: ID# 1026452
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Effective January 1, 2018, California employees will be entitled to up to 70 percent of their wages while out on paid family leave, based on where their salaries fall in relation to the average quarterly wage. And there will no longer be a one-week waiting period for filing PFL claims. From a practical standpoint, the increase in benefits could mean more employees will take the full six weeks of PFL to which they’re entitled.

That means you’ve got to be on top of how to accurately designate, track, and manage your PFL program. You also need to be sure you’ve got a firm grasp on other applicable state and local leave laws, including CFRA, paid sick leave, kin care, pregnancy disability leave, and more.

Join us on when two seasoned California-based employment attorneys will update you on what’s new for 2018 and how to legally manage your obligations when it comes to administering paid and unpaid leave here in California.

You’ll learn:
  • Important updates for 2018 concerning California’s paid family leave law benefits, waiting periods, and exemptions
  • Tips for managing state disability insurance (SDI) and paid family leave (PFL) here in California with relative ease
  • How to comply with the state’s paid sick leave and kin care laws
  • Leave-tracking strategies that work for managing your obligations under California’s PDL
  • Additional requirements that may apply based on where you operate or where your employees live—such as San Francisco’s Family
  • Friendly Workplace Ordinance
  • How PDL, CFRA/FMLA, paid sick leave, and other leave laws interact
  • And much more, including practical examples of how leave- and benefits-related laws affect the obligations of small and mid-size California employers.
About Your Presenters:

Mark I. Schickman, Esq.
Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP

Mark Schickman is a partner at Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP in San Francisco. He is the editor of the California Employment Law Letter and has written and appeared in numerous employment training videos. He concentrates on employment and labor law, litigating every type of employment matter, handling charges before California and Federal administrative agencies and providing advice in avoiding liability for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, union-related charges, and all other aspects of the employment relationship. He is a member of the blue-ribbon employment arbitration panel of the America Arbitration Association and has written about and taught labor and employment law across the country.

Mr. Schickman represents California on the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors and has served as president of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as governor of the State Bar of California –posts that keep him focused on the entire employment law landscape in California.

Cathleen S. Yonahara, Esq.
Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP

Cathleen Yonahara, a partner with San-Francisco based Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP, received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1999. She concentrates her practice on labor and employment law, including Title VII, FEHA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, CFRA, and the California Labor Code. Cathleen has represented clients before federal and state courts, the EEOC, the DFEH, the California Labor Commissioner and other government agencies. Her employment litigation practice includes claims of discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation, wrongful termination, unfair competition, wage and hour violations, and breach of contract. Ms. Yonahara’s practice also includes counseling clients on all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring to termination. She is an experienced speaker on labor and employment law matters, such as complying with California employment laws, preventing sexual harassment, legally managing leaves of absences, and wage and hour compliance. She is also the assistant editor of the California Employment Law Letter.
2018 California Employment Leave Update: New Paid Family Leave Benefit Increase And More
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