Category: Public Policy

Paid Maternity Leave a Company Option

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: Our employee manual states that maternity leave is granted for birth or adoption of a child. Originally HR told me I could take time off with pay for adoption. When I asked for this information in writing, it...

Sick Time Can be Used to Care for Spouse

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: Can you please provide more information on using up to one half of one’s paid sick leave to care for a sick wife based on a new law? A: “The law you’re referencing is...

Dismissal Triggers Policy Questions

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: After working three months at a company, I suddenly had to go on sick leave for bladder problems and rheumatoid arthritis. After my first week, off, the company direct deposited a week’s pay into my bank...

Contract Limiting Future Career Moves is Probably Illegal

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “Recently, my company asked me to sign a contact that would severely harm my future career if I were to ever leave.” “I would not be able to work in my profession for several years, and then with...