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Paid sick leave ordinance takes effect for Los Angeles employers

Starting on July 1, 2016, a new Los Angeles city ordinance began requiring Los Angeles employers with 26 or more employees to provide paid sick leave benefits. Employers with fewer than 26 employees must do so as of July 1, 2017.

Ensure staff understand leave accrual, payouts

Employers must keep careful track of accrued vacation time employees use and vacation time accrued but unused. That’s particularly true for employers that operate in California and one or more other states.

Sick leave? OK to ask for doctor’s note

Employers can, and should, ask for appropriate medical documentation to back up requests for time off. If not received, the worker can be disciplined.

PTO takes off

43% of employers now use paid time-off banks

California paid family leave expansion becomes law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation increasing the wage replacement rate under California’s paid family leave program.

DFL legislators push for mandatory paid leave law

State Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has stated he wants to pass a state paid family leave law this session.

San Francisco mandates 6 weeks of paid parental leave


San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to require employers to provide six weeks of paid leave to new parents.

How to Wipe Out Fraud and Abuse Under FMLA


The medical certification process is your most potent weapon for combating potential FMLA fraud. But obtaining a certification is only the first fraud-stopping step. Here are 10 more things you can do to keep employees from gaming the FMLA system.

Unlimited vacation: How to implement the popular benefit

Unlimited vacation has become a popular benefits trend. The idea is simple: Employees take as much vacation as they want so long as they get their work done.

Paid sick leave coming for federal contractors

Proposed rules issued Feb. 25 would require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave benefits.