Webinar Recording: New Year, New Eligibility – CFRA’s New Look for 2021

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California wrapped up its 2020 legislative session with the Governor passing several bills that bring dramatic changes to employee leave requirements. The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) saw changes that not only expanded the situations in which an eligible employee may qualify for leave by broadening the definition of a family member, but also significantly increased the number of employers who must comply with its provisions. The new law decreases the employer eligibility threshold to just five employees, thus expanding the obligation to provide leave to many small employers not covered before.

Whether you are a newly obligated employer under CFRA or an employer with years of experience administering the law, this webinar identified how to effectively manage claims under the law. We explored what’s changing and when, and what that means for California employers. Atendees were guided through the multiple leave laws at play in California, with a deep dive into CFRA, and particular attention paid to one of the most common leave reasons for which employers administer claims: pregnancy. Legal experts laid out practical application of how and when the laws intersect and how to maintain compliance with new obligations under the law.


  • Cepideh Roufougar, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs:  1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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