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NEW California Civil Air Patrol Leave FOR EMERGENCY MISSIONS

Effective January 1, 2010, the Civil Air Patrol Employment Protection Act (new Labor Code Sections 1500 through 1507) requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide ten days or more of unpaid leave per year for volunteer members of the California Civil Air Patrol Wing to respond to emergency missions.

To qualify for this leave, volunteer Civil Air Patrol members must be employed by their current employer for at least 90 days immediately preceding the commencement of the leave.  Employees are required to give the employer as much notice as possible of the intended dates of the leave.

At the conclusion of the leave, the employer must restore an employee to the position held when the leave began or to a position with equivalent seniority status, benefits, pay and other terms and conditions of employment.

If you have any questions on this or any other employment laws, please contact me or any of our other employment law attorneys.   Best, Bob Edwards