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CFRA, FMLA, Medical Leave

Leave Rights in California: Part 2

Getting hurt or sick is no fun, but what’s worse is worrying that you’ll lose your job if you take time off to recover. That’s why employee medical leaves are protected under both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the analogous California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Has FMLA/CFRA been good for the…

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Leave Rights in California: Part 1

Getting hurt or sick is no fun, but what’s worse is worrying that you’ll lose your job if you take time off to recover. That’s why employee medical leaves are protected under both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the analogous California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Am I eligible?

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FMLA Medical Leave Expanded to Families of Military

Good news for members of the military. On January 28, 2008, President Bush signed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (H.R. 4986) into law, effective immediately. The NDAA expands the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to provide up to 26 workweeks of medical leave to the immediate relatives (spouse, son,…

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U.S. FMLA/CFRA Leave Lags Far Behind Rest of World

I just saw Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko“. I’m aware of all the criticisms that have been leveled at Moore. I will admit some of Moore’s heavy-handed methods in Sicko did irk me. But putting that aside, Sicko still makes a valid and important point. The American Dream has gone off its rails and the broken…

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