November 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 331

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California Expands Who an Employee Can Care for Under the CFRA and California Paid Sick Leave Law

Beginning January 1, 2023, employees throughout California will be able to use sick leave or take leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to care for a “designated person.”  Under Assembly Bill (AB) 1041, a designated person is defined as any individual related by blood or whose association with the employee is equivalent to a family relationship. An employee can designate this person at the time they request leave.  An employer can limit an employee to one person in a 12-month period as the employee’s designated person. 

Employers with employees working in locales with local paid sick leave ordinances will need to evaluate the need for revisions to policies and procedures. Some local paid sick ordinances already allow the use of sick leave to care for a designated person and provide a process for making such designations.   

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2022National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 273
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Cepideh Roufougar, Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis Law Firm
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Cepideh Roufougar is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

She focuses on public and private sector management in all areas of labor and employment law. Ms. Roufougar positions herself as a strategic partner when providing advice and counsel about litigation avoidance, employee management issues, implementing disciplinary actions, collective bargaining issues, and the California Public Safety Officers and Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Acts. Her ability to see the big picture clearly and understand her client’s...

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