Expanded CFRA Means New Tool Kit for Employers to Update Family and Medical Leave Policies

By: Trevor A. White

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.

The employer tool kit also includes the required posters for employers for Family and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave.


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.

Disclaimer: The goal of this article is to provide employers with current labor and employment law information. The contents should neither be interpreted as, nor construed as legal advice or opinion. The reader should consult with The Saqui Law Group at (916) 782-8555 or help@laborcounselors.comfor individual responses to questions or concerns regarding any given situation.

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