California Leave of Absence (FMLA) laws & compensation compliance analysis

California Leave of Absence (FMLA): What you need to know

More than any other state, California has enacted numerous leave laws covering various types of leave. Note that some of these laws overlap.
The state laws discussed here include:
• California Family Rights Act
• New Parent Leave Act
• Pregnancy Disability Leave Act
• Paid Family Leave Program
• Family-School Partnership Act
• School Suspensions and Expulsions
• Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims Leave
• Crime Victims Leave
• Time off for Emergency Duties
• Family Military Leave
• Temporary Disability Leave
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At the end of this analysis, a Quick Reference: Interplay of FMLA, CFRA, and PDLA comparison is provided.
In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), some states have their own comprehensive family leave laws that may also require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness.
California has extensive state leave protections for both public and private employers. These protections are contained in the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) (CA Gov. Code Sec. 12945.2).
Covered employers. Covered employers include “any person or individual, including successors in interest of a covered employer, engaged in any business or enterprise in the state that directly employs 50 or more persons within any state of the United States, the District of Columbia or any territory or possession of the United States to perform services for a wage or salary.”
Covered employers also include the state of California, counties, and any other political or civil subdivision of the state and cities, regardless of the number of employees.
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