California Leave Law

On Demand Webinar Credits CLE, SHRM, NASBA, HR Certification Institute, AIPB

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May 24 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Gain an understanding of the current California leaves available for a variety of situations and how best to apply them.

Many California employers are required to provide a variety of leave options for employees. Understanding and applying a variety of federal and state leaves during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a minefield for businesses. Often these leaves can overlap, supersede, or have a hierarchy that is complex and unforgiving if applied incorrectly. A lack of proper leave knowledge can lead to retaliation or discrimination claims as well as unpaid wages or benefits claims. This topic will help you understand, appreciate, and apply the current California leaves available in a variety of situations, from COVID-19 exposures or illness to the usual leave requests related to health or family needs. This material will provide in-depth explanations and examples for California employers. This information will take you through real-life scenarios and situations occurring right now and answer critical questions as well.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to review the new California Family Rights Act.
  • You will be able to discuss California pregnancy disability leave.
  • You will be able to define reasonable accommodation leave.
  • You will be able to describe California COVID-19-related and miscellaneous leaves.
The New California Family Rights Act
  • Changes to CFRA
  • Employer Obligations
  • Interaction With Family Medical Leave Act
California Pregnancy Disability Leave
  • PDL Requirements
  • Interaction With FMLA/CFRA
  • Wages and Wage Replacement
Reasonable Accommodation Leave
  • Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation
  • Interaction With FMLA/CFRA
  • Interaction With California Workers' Compensation
California COVID-19-Related Leaves
  • California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
  • Cal/OSHA Exclusion Leave
  • Impact of Vaccines
Miscellaneous CA Leave
  • California Paid Family Leave
  • California Paid Sick Leave
  • Education Leave

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, personnel managers, benefits administrators, payroll professionals, business owners and managers, controllers, and attorneys.

In Partnership With Lorman Business Center, LLC

Your Instructor

Carina Boston Pinales
Carina Boston Pinales
  • Organizational transformation consultant for The Thrival Company - Because survival is not enough –
  • Founder of Splash Coworking, the first ever coworking space in the Innovation Corridor
  • Our practice emphasizes all aspects of organizational development, performance improvement, operational infrastructure design and driving positive and measurable behavior/culture change using the best technological and psychological methods
  • Speaker and corporate trainer on the tops of leadership, team building, entrepreneurship, culture/behavior change, HR attraction/retention and driving positive global and systemic transformation
  • TEDx Speaker Alchemy - The Duality of Our Experience | TEDxGreatHillsWomen
  • Certified Life Coach from the American Union of Neuro-linguistic programming
  • B.S. degree in psychology with a focus on communications and design, Texas State University

Karen F. Tynan

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.’s Sacramento office and Chair of the West Coast OSHA Practice Group
  • Counsels and defends employers in Cal/OSHA cases including citations for fatalities, accidents, programmed inspections, COVID-19 cases, and catastrophic events
  • Counsels employers on OSHA compliance, industry specific regulations, and safety protocols
  • In 2020, she was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom as a Commissioner to the California Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun; serves as one of three public members
  • Recognized for her leadership in gaining equal pay for women athletes as the Founding Counsel for the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing as reported in the New York Times
  • Graduate, United States Merchant Marine Academy; served in the United States Navy Reserve for 10 years

Leslie E. Wallis

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.’s Los Angeles office
  • One of the firm’s experts on leave of absence issues and a member of the firm’s Learning Solutions team, a group of expert trainers across a broad range of topics, including leave of absence related issues, wage and hour issues, and training related to harassment, discrimination, and elimination of bias; also performs workplace investigations
  • Focuses practice on advice and counsel with a particular emphasis on leaves of absence and reasonable accommodations, in addition to drafting policies and procedures and providing advice on a broad range of employment issues for California employers
  • For the past 14 months a lead attorney for the firm on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic; giving numerous webinars and writing articles on the California legislation relating to COVID-19, including COVID-19-related leaves of absence and drafted policies and forms relating to the new CFRA legislation with Charles Thompson
  • In 2016, completed UCLA’s year-long mindfulness facilitator training through the Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and is now recognized within the firm for leadership in this arena
  • J.D. degree, order of the coif, University of California at Los Angeles; B.S. degree in ballet, with high honors, Indiana University (former professional ballet dancer in Europe and the U.S.


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