The Ninth Circuit and the California legislature recently updated employer leave requirements, impacting California employers. The Ninth Circuit recently handed down two decisions regarding leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), including a decision concerning what constitutes a “workweek” for FMLA purposes. Additionally, as of January 1, 2021, smaller employers in California will have to grant 12 weeks of leave under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”). Employers should consider these changes as they update their leave policies, especially as employees may take more extended leaves during the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue Reading California Employers Should Be Aware of Updates to Leave Requirements
Elyssa Sternberg is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.