California employees are paying into a two-year-old paidfund, yet only 29 percent know it, says a new study by the Paid Family Leave Coalition. One in five California workers took the leave in the past year, and 90 percent returned to the same job.
California is the only state with the benefit, which is employee funded through California's disability insurance program. It allows workers to collect up to 55 percent of their salaries while on family leave.
- Beware suspicious timing when taking action against employee undergoing medical treatment
- Understand links between FMLA and workers' comp
- Use arbitration agreement to limit time to sue
- Illegal status doesn't bar employee's discrimination claim
- Beware justifying hiring or promotion with criteria that don't appear in job description