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

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.
Medical Records and the ADA: Your Confidentiality Rights
Personnel records relating to disability must be kept confidential, with a few exceptions.
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Cover Short-Term Illnesses?
The Americans with Disabilities Act doesn't generally protect employees with minor, temporary conditions; learn the rules here.
How Long Does Short-Term Disability Last?
If you are covered by temporary disability insurance, the terms of the plan will determine how long you are eligible for benefits; typically, plans provide coverage for three to six months.
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.
New York Temporary Disability Insurance Program for Pregnancy
New York has a state temporary disability program that pays employees who are unable to work due to pregnancy, and childbirth.
Washington State Maternity and Parental Leave Laws
If you work in Washington State and need time off work for pregnancy, childbirth, or parenting, you have the right to take paid leave.
Hawaii Short-Term Disability and Pregnancy Disability Laws
Hawaii offers short-term disability for employees who are temporarily unable to work for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy; learn the rules here.
Taking FMLA Leave for Pregnancy and Childbirth
The FMLA's family medical leave rules let you take time off during pregnancy and childbirth without losing your job.
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)?
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