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Employer Action Required! California updates leaves of absence process

Posted on January 18, 2021

Employer Action Required! California updates leaves of absence process

California Employers take note! California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has updated their documentation to reflect recent legislation, effective January 1, 2021, which expanded the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) in several major aspects.

These changes include, but are not limited to:

  • An expansion of who is covered under CFRA to now include all private employers of 5 or more employees
  • The elimination of the worksite mileage requirement
  • An expansion of qualifying family members
  • An elimination of the previous limitations placed on parents working for the same employer
  • An expansion of qualifying CFRA circumstances
  • Elimination of the highest-paid employees’ exception
  • Creation of a small employer mediation program

All California Employers should immediately act to update their leaves of absence administrative process to include all necessary changes to their handbook, policy, procedure, and posters.

As always, eqHR Solutions is up to date with the latest legislative changes and ready to assist your compliance efforts. eqHR solutions is ready to meet all of your HR needs, including:

  • Reasonably priced custom handbook drafting
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