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  • Immediate Action Items for CA Employers – CFRA 2022 Revision

    Well, it certainly would not qualify as earth-shattering in any way; however, the very minor modification to California’s CFRA does bring with it a number of action items.

    A quick refresher, AB 1033 passed in 2021, took effect on January 1, 2022, and adds parents-in-law to the definition of “parent” for purposes of qualifying leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

    The first action item is, therefore, to make sure that your CFRA policy is updated for the reasons that the Leave may be taken to include:

    to care for the employee’s spouse, registered domestic partner, child, parent, parent-in-law (parent of a spouse or domestic partner), grandparent, grandchild or sibling with a serious health condition;

    Secondly, the DFEH’s Fact Sheet has been updated and should be made available to employees.  Here is a link to the 2022 update:

    https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/Family-Care-and-Medical-Leave-Fact-Sheet_ENG.pdf

    The third action item is to make sure you are using the 2022 version of the CFRA Medical Certification Form.  Here is a link to the updated form:

    https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/CFRA-Certification-Health-Care-Provider_ENG.pdf

    Finally, the required CFRA and Pregnancy Disability Poster has been updated with the 2022 addition and should be displayed in the workplace.  Any new all-in-one posters will probably already have this, but do check to make sure.  Here is a link to the new poster:

    FAMILY CARE & MEDICAL LEAVE & PREGNANCY DISABILITY LEAVE