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

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.
Disability Harassment: When Is it Illegal?
You can stop harassment or teasing by coworkers or supervisors about your physical or mental condition if it's a disability.
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.
When Can an Employer Ask You Disability-Related Questions or Require Medical Examinations?
Employers are restricted in asking about disability or health and sending you for medical tests or exams.
Maternity and Parental Leave Laws in Massachusetts
If you work in Massachusetts, you have the right to pregnancy and parental leave under state and federal law.
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.
When Does Someone With a Disability Pose a Direct Threat to Health or Safety Under the ADA?
Employers are restricted in firing or not hiring someone with a disability because they are worried about safety risks.
Returning to Work After FMLA Leave for a Disability
Learn when you can take medical leave for a disability and whether you'll get your job back.
Is Your Disability a Serious Health Condition Under the FMLA?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take time off work for a "serious health condition" as defined in the act.
Maternity and Parental Leave Laws in Oregon
If you work in Oregon, the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) give you the right to take unpaid leave for pregnancy, childbirth, or parenting. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) also prohibits your employer from discriminating against you because of your pregnancy, which may give you the right to take time off work in some cases.
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