CalChamber November 18 Webinars Break Down New California Family Rights Act Expansion Requirements

Big changes are coming to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) in the new year and all California businesses will need to prepare for these changes. To break down everything you need to know to help your company be ready on January 1, the California Chamber of Commerce is holding two webinars:

California Family Rights Act–What Small Businesses Need to Know: November 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time); and

California Family Rights Act–What’s New for Large Businesses: November 18, 2020, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time).

What Small Businesses Need to Know

On September 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1383, a new family and medical leave law that significantly expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

Notably, this law extends coverage of the 12-week job-protected leave provision of the CFRA to include all employers with five or more employees—a threshold that previously applied to 50 or more employees.

In the “California Family Rights Act–What Small Businesses Need to Know,” CalChamber employment law experts will discuss how small businesses should prepare for CFRA’s sweeping changes and will cover:

• Employee eligibility for CFRA leave;

• Qualifying reasons for CFRA leave;

• Amount of leave available under the CFRA;

• Notice and documentation requirements;

• Pay and benefits while on CFRA leave; and

• Best practices.

What’s New for Large Businesses

While SB 1383 drastically affects smaller businesses previously not subject to the CFRA’s 12-week provision of protected leave, employers with 50 or more employees already covered by the CFRA and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will need to get up to speed on how the two laws interact and where they diverge.

Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for a detailed discussion on complying with and managing leaves under the CFRA’s newest requirements. The topics covered in this webinar will include:

• Basic overview of CFRA and FMLA coverage and employee eligibility;

• Expanded qualifying reasons for CFRA leave;

• Practical scenarios examining when and how the CFRA and FMLA will no longer run concurrently due to changes in CFRA leave;

• Notice and documentation requirements;

• Pay and benefits while on CFRA and/or FMLA leave; and

• Best practices.

Register Today

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These webinars are ideal for HR professionals, office managers, business owners or anyone responsible for hiring and staffing.

During the webinars, attendees will be able to submit questions and download webinar slides. After the webinar concludes, a recording of the live event also will be made available to attendees.

Webinars are mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones.