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In addition to complying with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, California employers must wade through a maze of the state's leave laws, ranging from paid family leave for a serious health condition to time off for school visitations and emergency rescue duty.

California family/medical leave

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides benefits similar to those under the FMLA, but it’s more restrictive on intermittent leave. While that may sound like good news to employers, in reality it means you have to track leave usage under both laws.

Both the CFRA and FMLA cover employers with 50 or more employees, and the eligibility rules are the same. Employees become eligible for leave once they’ve worked for the employer for one year and clocked at least 1,250 hours in the previous year.

Eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks’ leave for their own serious health condition or that of an immediate family me...(register to read more)

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