Lisa Guerin


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

How to Calculate Short-Term Disability Benefits in California
In California, employees fund disability benefits for employees who are temporarily unable to work due to disability, including pregnancy.
Do I Qualify for California State Disability Insurance (SDI)?
You have to meet a few tests to qualify for California's short-term disability program.
Maternity Leave Rights in Texas
Although Texas employees may be eligible for FMLA leave, no state law provides additional rights.
Maternity Leave and Paid Time Off for Pregnancy in California
Paid and unpaid time off is available for pregnancy and parenting in California.
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.
Preparing Your Short-Term Disability Claim
If you are entitled to compensation while you are out of work with a short-term or temporary disability, make sure you follow all the necessary steps to get paid.
Short-Term Disability Benefits for Medical Operations
If you have to miss work because of an illness or injury unrelated to your job, you may be entitled to short-term disability benefits.
Maternity Leave and Parental Leave Rights in New York
New York law provides disability benefits for pregnant employees, and the state's new paid family leave law provides benefits for new parents, too.
Short-Term Illnesses Covered by The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people from discrimination on the basis of disability.
California Short-Term Disability Overview
California provides paid time off for disability, parenting, and pregnancy leave.

It's Time to Get the Benefits You Deserve

Suze Orman shares how to get disability benefits in less time—with no out-of-pocket costs