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    November 13, 2019

    Last week, the CalChamber’s employment law experts joined The Workplace podcast to share the most common questions they are asked concerning medical leaves of absence. Today, the experts are back to discuss other frequently asked questions. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts review questions on minimum wage ordinances and maternity leave.

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    Minimum Wage Ordinances

    In California, there is a state minimum wage, but numerous localities have established their own minimum wage rate as well. In fact, in 2020 more than 30 localities will establish minimum wage rates that will be higher than the state minimum wage. The varying minimum wage rates apply depending on where employees work, and not necessarily where a business is located, Saad explains.  Read More


    Maternity Leave

    “Maternity leave” is an umbrella term for a patchwork of laws that apply to new parents in California. The laws—Paid Family Leave (PFL), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)—can all start sounding like alphabet soup, Roberts tells Frank. Read More