California Family Rights Act

What You Need To Know About California Family Rights Act/Federal Family and Medical Leave Act


California workers are protected under both the California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). These acts provide you with certain rights, including time off from work for medical reasons without fear of discrimination or termination during your absence.

Both the CFRA and FMLA allow you to take up to 12 weeks off from work in a given calendar year for the following reasons:

  • You Are Unable to Work Due to A Medical Condition
  • You Need to Take Care of An Immediate Family Member Who Has a Serious Health Condition
  • You Need Time Off for the Birth or Adoption of a Child

For you to be eligible for CFRA and FMLA leave, the following conditions must be met:

  • You Have Worked at the Company for at Least 12 Months
  • You Have Worked at Least 1250 Hours During That Time
  • Your Employer Must Have at Least 50 Employees Working Within a 75 Mile Radius of Your Workplace.