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California's Employment Laws May Offer Growing Families Peace of Mind

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Starting a family is something that many Californians look forward too. And the last thing that's typically on their minds when they learn of an impending bundle of love is employment law. Those thoughts typically come later, when they start to think about family leave and breastfeeding. Today, we wanted to talk about family leave and how it impacts men as well as women:

Most people are aware of the Federal Family Medical Leave Act. Designed to provide job protection to both sexes, it offers no way to recoup one's lost wages. However, there are two state laws that may offer expectant families some financial stability. They are the California Paid Family and Pregnancy Disability Leave Acts. Both overlook job protection and don't last as long as the FMLA but they provide families with some money to keep going.

In addition, the state has one other law that may help families for three months after the child is born or otherwise enters a new home. It's called the California Family Rights Act and it too benefits both sexes. So in a lot of ways, families have the legal system on their side but the process of utilizing it is not without challenges. For instance, employers may try to keep moms and dads from taking time off or punish them for doing so.

In those trying situations, speaking with an attorney versed in employment law may help. They can show parents how the four employment laws apply to their respective situations. Plus, they may share advice on matters related to employer compliance and protecting loved ones in the event of workplace retaliation or medical emergencies. Examples of the latter include, but are not limited to maternal toxemia and birth defects that force families to need additional time away from the office. To start discussing these important, legal matters now, please contact us.

 

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