California Labor &
Employment Law Blog

May. 27 2010

Public Hearings Next Week on Proposed Pregnancy Disability Regulations

Topics: Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation, Employee Leave, Legal Information, New Laws & Legislation

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) has published proposed regulations concerning California’s pregnancy disability leave requirements. The proposed regulations cover issues such as eligibility forleave, length of leave and minimum increments of leave,reasonable accommodation issues such asjob transfers, use of paid time off duringleave, and theparameters surrounding the rightto reinstatement upon return from leave. The FEHC is holding public meetings to solicit feedback regarding the proposed regulations on June 1at 10:00 a.m. in Los Angeles, and on June 2at 10:00 a.m. in San Francisco. For details regardingthe locations for these two publichearings, click here.

California employers should review the proposed regulations and consider having a representative attend one of the public hearings to offer feedback on any areas of concern. Employers may also submit written feedback and comments by email addressed to regs@fehc.ca.gov. The deadline for submitting written comments is 5:00 p.m. on June 2.

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Robin Largent has a regular presence in California state and federal courts and has been lead defense counsel and appellate counsel for large and small California employers in litigation (and arbitration) ranging from individual discrimination and harassment claims to complex wage and hour representative and class actions. She also leads the firm’s appellate practice, having substantial experience and success handling appeals, writ petitions, and amicus briefs in both state and federal court on issues such as class certification (particularly in the wage and hour arena), manageability and due process concerns associated with class action trials, exempt/non-exempt misclassification issues, meal and rest break compliance, trade secret/unfair competition matters, and the scope of federal court jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.
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