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.