California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Expands the Category of Family Members
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA), one of the Family and Medical Leave laws discussed in the Family and Medical Leave policy, has been amended, effective January 1, 2021, as follows:
- CFRA is expanding the category of family members for whom an employee may take leave to provide care to include grandparents, grandchildren, siblings.
- In addition, CFRA is expanding the category of children for whom an employee may take leave to provide care. The child no longer has to be under 18 or an adult dependent child.
- CFRA is also expanding the reasons for which leave may be taken to include Qualifying Exigency Leave. Qualifying Exigency Leave is leave taken because of a qualifying exigency related to the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of an employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Berkeley Lab will be revising the Family and Medical Leave policy accordingly, but employees may request leave under the revised CFRA immediately. Inquiries and leave requests may be made with the Integrated Disability and Absence Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org.