Navigating Federal and California Leave of Absence Laws

Kristi L. Thomas
Kristi L. Thomas | Sheppard Mullin

She serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee, Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Wellness Resources Group.

On-Demand: November 6, 2023

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Please join Kristi Thomas from Sheppard Mullin to discuss important Federal and California leave of absence laws and their interplay with each other. Kristi will provide critical analysis and offer practical advice to assist with compliance.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Pregnancy Disability Leave
  • FMLA and CFRA
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • Sexual Assault
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Other statutory leaves

Date / Time: November 6, 2023

Closed-captioning available


Kristi L. Thomas_myLawCLEKristi L. Thomas | Sheppard Mullin

Kristi L. Thomas is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Orange County office. She serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Wellness Resources Group. She is also actively involved in pro bono work at the firm.

Areas of Practice

Kristi’s practice involves representing employers in the defense of complaints for class action and single-plaintiff matters. Kristi has handled all aspects of civil litigation defense, including taking and defending depositions, law and motion practice, mediation, arbitration, and second-chairing multiple trials to defense verdict.

Kristi also provides day-to-day counseling on a wide variety of labor and employment law issues, including wage-and-hour issues, disability and family/medical leave issues, discipline, and termination. She conducts supervisor and non-supervisor trainings on behalf of clients regarding sexual harassment and workplace behavior.

Kristi began her legal career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2008, where she defended nationally ranked hospitals and professionals. Kristi became a member of the State Bar of California in 2011, and thereafter gained significant experience in complex litigation before joining the Sheppard Mullin team.


I. Pregnancy Disability Leave | 10:00am – 10:10am

II. FMLA and CFRA | 10:10am – 10:20am

III. Americans with Disabilities Act | 10:20am – 10:30am

IV. California Fair Employment and Housing Act | 10:30am – 10:45am

V. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act | 10:45am – 11:00am

Break | 11:00am – 11:10am

VI. Sexual Assault | 11:10am 11:25am

VII. Bereavement Leave | 11:25am – 11:40am

VIII. Paid Sick Leave | 11:40am – 11:55am

IX. Other statutory leave | 11:55am – 12:10pm