OAKLAND, Calif., Aug 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employee Leave Laws: Compliance and Litigation has received the Association for Continuing Legal Education's 2015 top legal publications award, the Award of Professional Excellence. The practice guide was released by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the leading source for legal education and legal research solutions for California lawyers.
ACLEA's Awards Committee described Employee Leave Laws: Compliance and Litigation as an "excellent, well-organized book that is top quality in all aspects," covering a "great topic that both lawyers and HR people struggle with" and full of "helpful checklists and practice tips." The committee praised the "easy-to-use online version of the book with helpful links to cases and codes" and commented that "chapter 4 is particularly helpful, with the charts showing how Federal and State laws interact."
The committee was also impressed that CEB has expanded its target audience for this publication to include human resources professionals as well as attorneys. CEB timed the book's release to help California human resource professionals, attorneys, and employers navigate newly amended California Family Rights Act regulations, effective July 1, 2015.
The book clearly and succinctly answers a wealth of leave-related questions, and was designed to help in the complex task of accurately calculating and tracking California and federal employee leave entitlements. It sheds light on specific interactions between the California Family Rights Act and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Numerous charts and examples clarify calculations for pregnancy, disability, and other leaves as well as vacations, sick leave, holidays, and paid time off.
The book also serves as a resource for those involved in litigating leave law claims. Litigation coverage includes: bringing an action to enforce leave law rights; responding to leave law claims; discovery; summary judgment; trial; attorney fees; and settlement and alternative dispute resolution.
Jennifer Flynn, president of ACLEA, presented the award to Matt Mandelbaum, the book's attorney editor. The book can be purchased from CEB by calling 800.232.3444 or going to ceb.com.
CEB is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California. Founded in 1947 with the mandate to cultivate the professional development of California lawyers, CEB was the first organization in the state to offer formal Continuing Legal Education. CEB's offerings have grown to include a wide array of award-winning practice books, guides, electronic products, and CLE programs.
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