Our daughter was born last month and has been in the NICU ever since at a hospital almost 2 hours away. My fiance works for a government contractor and is on salary pay. He is paid once a month. He was short on hours last month due to our daughter's birth but he still got a full paycheck. Now his boss is demanding that my fiance pay him back for the hours he missed. We've already given him $300 but he wants $700 more. Is my fiance legally obligated to pay him back? I thought that since he was salaried that he wouldn't have to worry about his hours. Also, his boss has threatened to fire him if he takes Paid Family Leave. Is he actually allowed to do that? We're located in California and his boss only has one other employee.
Thanks for any help!