California Leaves of Absence – Employer Obligations, Leave Interactions & Handling Problems’ Seminar by ComplianceOnline


“California Leaves of Absence – PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA, and Workers Compensation” Seminar has been added to’s offering.

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, March 22, 2021 / — ComplianceOnline, the largest GRC advisory network is pleased to announce that registrations are open for the seminar ‘California Leaves of Absence – Employer Obligations, Leave Interactions, and Handling Problems and Performance Management Challenges – PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA, and Workers Compensation.’ The seminar will be held on April 15-16, 2021 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT).

The course is designed to help HR professionals and anyone else who deals with managing and monitoring leaves of absence in their companies to understand this field for regulatory compliance.

California is one of the most complex states in which to do business and that complexity flows through to the complications that employers face when meeting their obligations under CA employment laws. One of these reasons is the many types of leave offered to CA employees and the many reasons for which employees can take leave. Employer requirements for managing leaves especially medical leaves of absence are bewildering. Even human resources professionals can be confused by the myriad of leave types in the state. And for some leaves even local laws must be considered. Just as serious is how these types of leaves interact with federal requirements. Although some provisions under California laws are similar to federal laws, many of them are not and assuming they are can cause big trouble. It can feel overwhelming to manage leaves of absence and feel confident that the employer is compliant.

Astute compliance with laws related to the various leave types is critical for any company with California-based employees. Liability costs for non-compliance can be staggering. Just as important is the cost of damaged employee relations and engagement as well as external organizational reputation. While companies will turn to their labor attorneys to walk them through the specific details of employee situations, it’s important for HR professionals and anyone else who deals with managing and monitoring leaves of absence in their companies to understand this field.

Learning Objectives:
• Overview of job protected leave types: California Family Rights Act (CFRA); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL); California New Parent Leave Act (NPLA); baby bonding (“parental leave”); leave for domestic violence victims; leave for alcohol and drug rehabilitation; state paid sick leave under the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014; and state workers’ compensation.
• Overview of topics related to protected leave types: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), California ADA, Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA); and compliance with interactive process requirements.
• Details about Leaves for Victims of Crime and Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, including written documentation and usage of sick leave, vacation or PTO time.
• Details about federal and state Military Leave and Military Spouse Leave, including the “escalator principle”; reinstatement; and termination restrictions.
• Overview of wage replacement leave types: California Paid Sick Leave under the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014; kin care; organ or bone marrow donor leave; state workers’ compensation; Paid Family Leave (PFL); and State Disability Insurance (SDI).
• Expanded details on the California Paid Sick Leave including annual grant vs. accrual methods; pay day obligations; and other record-keeping requirements.
• Overview of other types of required leaves: voting, jury duty or witness, school activities; volunteer emergency responder, civil air patrol, and bereavement.
• Managing leaves of absence with company benefits including paid time off (PTO) and vacation.
• How the many types of leave types interact with one another.
• Required notices and postings related to leave types.
• Case studies and workshop activities will be used throughout the seminar to demonstrate and reinforce concepts presented.

Areas Covered:
• Elements of the program’s featured leaves.
• State leaves in the state of CA.
• Eligibility requirements for leave.
• Medical certification, posting and notice requirements for leave.
• Pay obligations for the employee under certain leave requirements.
• Benefits provided and methods for employees on leave.
• Leave integration. How state leaves and FMLA interact. How they do not interreact.
• Lactation accommodation requirements.
• Considerations before making decisions to deny requests for leave of absence.
• Obligations and suggestions for communicating with employees on leaves of absence.
• The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.)
• How the state of CA’s definition of disability is much lower than the federal ADA. What that means for employers regarding accommodations and interaction.
• Interactive process requirements including suggestions for record-keeping and ongoing management.
• Managing performance of employees who are on intermittent leave and accommodation including documentation best-practices.

Who will Benefit:
• Human Resources
• Managers
• Business Owners
• Employers

For more information or to register for this seminar, please click here.
Virtual Training Through WebEx
Date: April 15-16, 2021 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT)

About the Speaker:
Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane’s background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide-variety of HR topics for various training firms across the country.

Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification.

Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.


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