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Will The End Of Summer See The Expansion Of The California Family Rights Act

Posted in CFRA, FMLA
Last week, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 2039, which would extend the rights of state, local agency, and private sector employees to claim protected family leave.  The California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) currently provides qualifying employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period for their own serious health … Continue Reading

California Legislature Fills Gap: Continuation Of Health Insurance Now Required Through Entire Four Month Maternity Leave

Posted in CFRA, FMLA
A gap that existed in California law concerning continuation of health insurance coverage during maternity leave has now been filled by the California legislature.  Effective January 1, 2012, health insurers will be required to cover maternity benefits and employers who had been required to continue health insurance during a maternity leave covered by the Family … Continue Reading

Reinstatement Rights Under CFRA/FMLA Not A Guarantee

Posted in CFRA, FMLA
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA) provide leave and maintenance of health benefits to eligible employees in three situations.  First, leave is permitted for the serious health condition of an employee or a listed family member.  Second, leave is permitted for prenatal … Continue Reading

Six Million Dollar Settlement Is A Reminder Of The Importance Of Complying With The California Family Rights Act

Posted in CFRA, FMLA, Personnel Issues, Workplace Policies
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Verizon Services Corporation, which employs more than 7,000 people, agreed to settle a class action lawsuit challenging the company’s handling of family medical leave requests under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).  The DFEH’s lawsuit against Verizon alleges that the company had several policies and … Continue Reading