L&E Seminar: Medical Leave, Pregnancy Leave, Bereavement Leave, and More – The Vast World of Statutory Leave Laws

  • When: May 15, 2024 09:30 am PDT - 11:30 am PDT
  • Where: 400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Navigating and administering leaves of absence in California has never been easy. Employers have to first understand which statutory leaves apply to their workplace and then ensure that they not only have policies in place regarding those leaves but also administer those leaves properly. Often, various leave statutes, reasonable accommodation statutes, and partial wage-replacement statutes overlap in a given situation, making compliance with the law even more difficult.

Join attorneys Ryan Abernethy, Tomiwa T. Aina, and Meagan Bainbridge of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they provide a summary of the complex statutory scheme of leave and accommodation laws under federal and state law. They will provide some helpful insights and best practices for compliance, discuss who is eligible under what circumstances, and highlight the particular rights and obligations of both employers and employees.


  •      A summary of federal and state statutory leave laws, including:
    •      family medical leave under the FMLA and CFRA, pregnancy disability leave, sick leave, and military leave;
    •      the many others like organ/bone marrow donation leave, domestic violence/sexual assault victim leave, school appearance leave, school/childcare activities leave, civil air patrol leave, emergency personnel leave, and military spouse leave.
  •      The difference between a statutory leave of absence and a leave of absence as a form of reasonable accommodation.
  •      The difference between a statutory leave of absence and wage replacement benefits.
  •      A discussion of when and how the various laws can overlap.
  •      The importance of understanding employee eligibility under the law, properly notifying employees, and designating leaves of absence.
  •      Effective documentation for administering leaves and accommodations.

This program has been approved for two (2) hours of MCLE and will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review. 

This event is offered in person only. Parking validation and refreshments will be provided.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register at this link.