December 20, 2012


Outside Employment and CFRA Leave – Important Defense Rejected

A California Court of Appeal recently rejected the “honest belief” defense in a case brought for violation of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The employer terminated an employee on CFRA leave because of the employer’s “honest belief” that the employee was abusing approved leave by working at a restaurant the employee owned.

Because an employee can sue for interference with his/her CFRA rights, the court found that the employer must show that the employee actually engaged in misconduct. Richey v. AutoNation, 210 Cal.App. 4th 1516 (2012)

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Office Party Fouls

If you think your office party got a little out of hand, check out the results of this survey from The Creative Group, a division of Robert Half International that specializes in staffing services for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and PR professionals.

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