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California Clarifies Organ/Bone Marrow Leave Rules

California?á enacted a new law on August 3, 2011?á to clarify a law enacted in 2010 that allows employees to take leave to donate an organ or bone marrow.?á The new law clarifies the following: (1) the 30-day leave?á period over a one-year period for organ donation, and the five-day leave period over a one-year period for bone marrow donation, are business days not calendar days, and the one-year period is 12 consecutive months rather than a calendar year; (2) employees must provide employers with written verification of the donation and its medical necessity; (3) employers may condition the leave on employees taking up to five days of earned but unused sick leave, vacation or paid time off for a bone marrow donation, and up to two weeks of such leave for organ donation; (4) the leave may not be taken concurrently with FMLA leave; (5) collective bargaining agreements or… Continue Reading

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