The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that grants employees the specific right to leave in certain situations. The focus of FMLA is protecting employees from job loss in adverse situations, such as when caring for a spouse or child who is seriously ill or injured. California employs its own California Family Rights Act, and the rights protected meet or exceed those required at the federal level. If you have questions or concerns about your right to employee leave, don’t wait to consult with an experienced San Francisco FMLA Attorney.
In order to qualify for employee leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), your employer must have at least five employees, and the following must apply:
If you qualify under CFRA, it protects your right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the following circumstances:
California’s own CFRA has a broader reach than the federal FMLA. The following distinctions apply:
While FMLA only covers the employee’s spouse, minor and dependent children, and parents, CFRA is far more inclusive and covers leave for a serious health condition for any of the following:
Taking leave in response to a health concern or a momentous occasion, such as welcoming a child into your family, is an important right that is worth protecting.
The accomplished San Francisco FMLA attorneys at Minnis & Smallets recognize the significance of employee rights and dedicate their formidable practice to ensuring their valued clients are well protected under the law. If you have questions or concerns regarding your right to employee leave, we encourage you to reach out and contact us for more information about what we can do to help you today.
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