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California Extends Organ Donor Leave Under AB 1223

Currently, state law mandates private employers with 15 or more employees to provide employees 30 days of paid leave in a one-year period when an employee participates in an organ donation. Employers also are required to provide bone marrow donors five days of paid leave.

Now, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1223, which extends the amount of leave an organ donor may take. Private employers must now provide a maximum of an additional 30 business days of unpaid leave. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

Employees are still required to provide their employers with written verification of their participation in either organ donation or bone marrow donation. The verification also must include that the procedure is medically necessary.

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Dalia Z. Khatib, Associate, Jackson Lewis, Sacramento, Employment Law, Workplace Issues

Dalia Khatib is an Associate in the Sacramento, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on assisting employers with a broad range of workplace issues.

While attending law school, Ms. Khatib was the Asylum Problem Writing Chair for the UC Davis Moot Court Honors Board where she crafted the problem for the 11th Annual Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition. She was also an Interview Editor of the UC Davis Business Law Journal. 

Prior to law school, Ms. Khatib assisted in establishing a marketing agency....

Kaitlyn L. Lavaroni, Jackson Lewis, labor and employment lawyer

Kaitlyn L. Lavaroni is an Associate in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing management in a broad range of employment law matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims, as well as providing preventative advice and counsel.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Lavaroni worked at a midsize law firm in New York where she represented insurance carriers in connection with an extensive array of insurance coverage issues.  

Dale R. Kuykendall, Labor and Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis Law Firm

Dale R. Kuykendall is a Principal in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on advising and counseling employers in the hiring, supervision and termination of employees.

In addition to his advice and counsel practice, Mr. Kuykendall has successfully litigated a wide variety of employment cases through trial, including claims of unfair competition, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis...