Family care and medical leave litigation has been heating up over the years, with employees claiming that their employers failed to comply with various leave laws, like the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Payne & Fears’ litigation team has decades of experience defending against and defeating such claims for our clients.

In addition, staying current with the laws and regulations governing family care and medical leave in the workplace is more complicated than ever. Several well-publicized leave-related lawsuits have led to increased scrutiny on the compliance of employers’ leave policies. Recent changes to the law mean employers are investing more time in crafting their leave policies and ensuring compliance. The employment attorneys at Payne & Fears partner with clients to craft policies that comply with family care and medical leave requirements. Our attorneys have decades of experience unraveling the particulars of federal and state leave laws and stay abreast of changing regulations. In helping our clients to accurately assess their leave policies, we also work to limit exposure by tailoring leave policies to each client.