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Leaves of Absence

Leaves of Absence

Under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), employers with five or more employees must provide leave up to 12 weeks within a 12-month period to employees who have at least 12 months of service with their employer and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period before the date of requested leave.

If you are eligible, you can take CFRA leave for birth of a child, placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care, caring for your own serious health condition, or that of your child, a child of your registered domestic partner, your parent, sibling, grandchild, or grandparent, your parent-in-law, your spouse or registered domestic partner, or a “designated person,” who is any individual related to you by blood or whose association with you is the equivalent of a family relationship.

The following types of leaves are also available to California employees, depending on the circumstances, and in some cases, the number of employees the employer has: Pregnancy Disability Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Witness Duty Leave, Crime Victim Leave, Victim or Crime or Abuse Leave, Military and Military Spouse Leave, Voting Leave, School Activity Leave, Volunteer Firefighter and Reserve Policy Leave, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Leave, Civil Air Patrol Leave, Organ and Bone Marrow Donor Leave, Bereavement Leave, and Emergency Conditions Leave.

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