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California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

This California Family Rights Act compliance training course explains the fundamental requirements of the CFRA. It helps HR employees understand eligibility requirements and reinstatement policies that pertain to employees who must be absent from work for family and medical reasons. The course provides important training for managers and HR employees as failure to comply with the CFRA can expose an organization to significant financial and legal liability.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 35 minutes

Summary

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) was passed in 1993 and is administered by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The CFRA works with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to guarantee employees a certain amount of unpaid annual leave for medical reasons, the birth or adoption of a child, exigencies related to a family member's active-duty military service, or caring for a relative who suffered serious injuries or illnesses during military service. In 2015, California amended the CFRA to clarify aspects of the law that were uncertain and to align it more closely with the FMLA.

It is important for California employers to undergo California Family Rights Act compliance training to become familiar with their obligations and the rights of employees under the CFRA for two reasons. First, an organization that knows the eligibility requirements and reinstatement policies will be able to minimize the disruption caused by employees who must be absent from work for family or medical reasons. Second, failing to abide by the provisions of the CFRA can expose an organization to significant financial and legal liability.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • An overview of the CFRA
  • Covered employers
  • Eligible employees
  • Entitlement to leave
  • Spouses with the same employer
  • Paid leave
  • Intermittent leave and reduced schedules
  • Serious health conditions
  • Certification
  • Company notice requirements
  • Employee notice requirements
  • Continuing benefits
  • Job restoration
  • Other issues
    • California Family Rights Act (US)
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