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

California Short-Term Disability Overview
California provides paid time off for disability, parenting, and pregnancy leave.
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.
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.
Rhode Island Short-Term Disability and Pregnancy
Rhode Island has a temporary disability insurance program (TDI) and a paid family leave program (TCI).
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.
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.
What to Do if Employer Ignores Request for Reasonable Accommodation
The Americans with Disabilities Act gives employees the right to a reasonable accommodation.
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.
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.