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Paternity Leave

Published by on March 1, 2022

What Is Paternity Leave? “Paternity leave” refers to time given to new parents to bond with and raise their child following birth, adoption, or foster care placement. Paternity leave is common among gay couples who choose to raise a child. Since January 1, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new bill that essentially eliminates paternity leave in California in favor of the CFRA. This act basically eliminates New Family Leave laws and replaces them with rights under the CFRA. Under this new law, employers with 5 or more employees will need to offer at least 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. This law extends to employees that have worked 1,250 hours within the past 12 months, so partial employees would not be able to take advantage of this. Employers are also required to offer more unpaid leave for other reasons. For example, employers must provide additional leave if […]

How to get maternity leave

Published by on February 18, 2022

How Do I Request Parental Leave? Under the FMLA/CFRA, employers can require employees to give at least 30 days’ notice when the need for leave is foreseeable, which includes an expected birth, adoption, or foster placement. If the leave for need is not foreseeable, the employee must give as much notice as practicable. For example, if you’re brought in for an emergency C-section weeks before your due date, you should give notice as soon as you get the chance.   Which Employers Must Provide Parental Leave? The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the similar California Family Rights Act (CFRA), require employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to bond with a new child. The New Parents Leave Act (NPLA) provides for the same amount of leave for new parents who work for employers with 20 to 49 employees.  Family leave […]