Tag: PFL

Question: If an employee who is a new father doesn’t otherwise qualify for leave under any leave laws, is he eligible for the Paid Family Leave in California? Answer: While an employee may not be eligible for leave rights, they can seek wage replacement under Paid Family Leave insurance, which provides up to six weeks…

Question: If a pregnant employee in California takes Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and we run concurrent California Family Rights Act (CFRA), is the employee also eligible for additional time under Paid Family Leave (PFL) for baby bonding? Answer: Presuming any disability, at the end of an employee’s period(s) of pregnancy disability leave,…

Question: If someone is eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, does that entitle the employee to a leave? Answer: Eligibility to Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits does not entitle an employee to a leave. The employee needing a family leave should be instructed to follow the employer’s standard practice for requesting time off. The…

Question:  If a California employee is using state disability insurance (SDI) or paid family leave (PFL) and there is a holiday during the leave, does the holiday count as a day towards the leave? How about state or federal FMLA? Answer: The time off is continuous during a state CFRA or federal FMLA leave, regardless…

Question: How is paternity leave managed for California employers with over 50 employees? Answer: Employees may be eligible for federal Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act leave because the employer is a California employer with over 50 employees. In general, both laws require covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks…