The California Family Rights Act vs. the Family Medical Leave Act

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) authorizes eligible employees to take up a total of 12 weeks of paid or unpaid job-protected leave during a 12-month period. While on leave, employees keep the same employer-paid health benefits they had while working. Eligible employees can take the leave for one or more of the following reasons: [...]


Have a Sick Child? You Might Qualify for California’s Kin Care

“Kin Care” is a right granted to eligible California employees which authorizes you to take the time needed to care for a sick family member. But, which family members and how is Kin Care any different from your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act? Under California Labor [...]


What Can I Do If My Employer Denies My FMLA?

If you’ve applied for an FMLA leave, the chances are that you already have enough to worry about, and having your application denied can feel like a disaster. Your employer may have required you to "burn" through certain time on the books, like vacation and sick leave, during the weeks you are using FMLA—meaning that [...]

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