California’s Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH) has released a new employer tool kit for Family and Medical Leave. This new employer tool kit is based on the significant expansion of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) that went into effect on January 1, 2021. In addition to providing up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave to care for the serious health condition of a family member or themselves, the expanded CFRA now requires employers to provide employees disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition with unpaid, job-protected leave and/or accommodations. The employer tool kit with updated resources and information can be found here.
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Employers should make sure to update these required posters. Employers should also be sure to update their new hire packets, employee handbooks, and any relevant company policies pertaining to leave. If you have any questions regarding your company’s leave policies, contact the experts at The Saqui Law Group.