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Moonlighting may not disqualify employee from CFRA leave

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Do you have employees who work for you full time, but also work elsewhere part time? If so, a recent California Supreme Court decision may affect how you handle requests for California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave.

An employee who continues to moonlight at a job that’s essentially the same as her full-time position isn’t automatically disqualified from receiving CFRA leave.

Recent case:
Sutter Health Services hired Antonina Lonicki to work in the housekeeping department at its hospital in Roseville. She progressed to a position as a certified technician in the hospital’s sterile processing department.

Then, the hospital became a level II trauma center. Lonicki claimed the change increased her workload and stressed her out.

Lonicki also worked at another hospital part time, doing essentially the same job as she did at Sutter Health.

A shift change at Sutter Health apparently sent Lonicki over the edge. ...(register to read more)

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