Assembly Bill (“AB-1041”), signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 29, 2022, expands the list of individuals for which an employee can take leave under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) and the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Mandated Paid Sick Leave”).
Starting January 1, 2023, employees may take leave for a “designated person” for purposes of leave under CFRA and the Paid Sick Leave law.
Under the CFRA “designated person” “means any individual related by blood or whose association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.”
For purposes of Mandated Paid Sick Leave “designated person” means a person identified by the employee at the time the employee requests paid sick days.
Employers may limit an employee to one designated person per 12-month period for family care and medical leave and paid sick days.
Policies should be updated in accordance with the new law.
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