On September 17, 2020, California Governor Newsom signed SB 1383 into law significantly expanding eligibility for family care and medical leave under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”). Currently, the CFRA makes it an unlawful employment practice for any employer with fifty (50) or more employees to refuse to grant a leave request by an employee who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period. Under current law, that employee may take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child of theirs or to care for themselves, a child, a parent or spouse. Effective January 1, 2021, the CFRA applies to all employers with five (5) or more employees and provides some significant eligibility and coverage enhancements which will require HR professionals to update their leave policies and understand how these changes interact with other leave laws and vacation and sick day entitlements.
In this webinar, MFEM will review:
- The key eligibility changes and enhancements to the CFRA
- The interaction of CFRA with medical insurance, vacation and sick pay policies
- The interaction between the revised CFRA and FMLA
- The need to update and review employee leave policies
- Other updates and reminders for California in 2021
Asa Markel, a Principal of Masuda Funai’s California office and Frank Del Barto, Chair of the Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Group, will lead the discussion and answer questions.
Questions? Please contact Renee Medema at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.245.7500.