Sen­ate Bill 1383 was passed and signed and put into law the Cal­i­for­nia Fam­i­ly Rights Act.

This Fam­i­ly Leave Act now applies to orga­ni­za­tions with as few as five employ­ees, following.

Fed­er­al guide­lines.  For larg­er employ­ers, the new law cov­ers addi­tion­al cat­e­gories of leave that go beyond the FMLA that may end up being lay­ered on top of the state law.  For exam­ple, if an employ­ee takes 12 weeks of leave to care for a sib­ling, grand­par­ent, grand­child, or domes­tic part­ner under the new CFRA, the same employ­ee can take an addi­tion­al 12 weeks of leave under the FMLA for their own med­ical con­di­tion or to care for a relative.