FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE IN CALIFORNIA
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) – which is only applicable to employers with 50 or more employees – contain laws related to employee rights and employer obligations regarding California family leave.
The FMLA and CFRA both require covered employers to provide time off for personal illness, to attend to the illness of a family member and in connection with the birth or adoption of a child.
Federal and California family and medical leave laws provide eligible employees with the equivalent of up to 12 weeks per year for:
– Bonding with a newborn, adopted child, or child placed for foster care
– Caring for a family member with a serious health condition
– The employee’s own serious health condition
– A qualifying exigency relating to a close family member’s military service (FMLA only)
According to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees can get up to 26 weeks per 12-month period to care for an ill or injured service member (FMLA only).
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/