Lisa Guerin

J.D. · UC Berkeley School of Law

Lisa Guerin is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave, Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook.  Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice, where she has represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law.

Articles By Lisa Guerin

Are Learning Disabilities Covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
Learning disabilities generally qualify as disabilities under the ADA.
New York Maternity Leave and Parental Leave Rights
New York law provides disability benefits for pregnant workers, and the state's paid family leave law provides benefits for new mothers and fathers.
How Are Lawyers Paid in Disability Discrimination Cases?
Do you believe your employer discriminated against you because of your disability?
Connecticut Maternity and Paternity Leave Laws
Connecticut has a generous leave law that provides unpaid time off for pregnancy and parenting and a paid leave program for employees who qualify.
New Jersey Short-Term Disability and Pregnancy
New Jersey's temporary disability insurance (TDI) program provides some wage replacement to employees who are unable to work due to a non-work related disability, including pregnancy.
Are Maternity Benefits Available From Social Security Disability?
Although the Social Security disability program doesn't pay benefits for pregnancy, a handful of states do.
Your Right to FMLA Leave for a Disability
If you need time off work for health, disability, or caregiving reasons, you might be protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Getting a Workplace Accommodation for Back Pain and Neck Pain
Learn about common workplace accommodations for back or neck pain.
When You Should Talk to an FMLA Lawyer
Do you need to talk to a lawyer about taking medical or disability-related leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?
When to Get an Employment Discrimination Lawyer for Disability Discrimination
If you have been fired or denied a job, or otherwise mistreated at work because of your disability, see an attorney right away.