FMLA & CFRA: California Leave Rights & Conditions

Lawyers for Employees - The Kaufman Law Firm

Medical leave can involve the intersection of laws protecting disability leave, pregnancy leave and FMLA/CFRA leave. You may be entitled to leave even if you have no accrued FMLA/CFRA leave! You should consult with the employee rights specialist, Matthew Kaufman.

Does your employer say you have no leave? Call the The Kaufman Law Firm toll free
at 818-305-6457 or email here.

Matthew A. Kaufman explains who is entitled to leave under the California under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA):

Generally, these laws apply to employees who
1. Have been on the job for at least 12 months (If you served in the military, this can count as time worked under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)). 2. Have worked 1250 hours in the previous 12 months; 3. The employer has 50 employees within 75 miles. Employees can request leave for: 1. Bonding with a newborn child; 2. Placement of a child in the employee's family for adoption or foster care; 3. For the serious health condition of the employee's child, parent or spouse; 4. For the employee's own serious health condition - including intermittent illness. To find out what rights eligible employees have, read our page on medical leave rights.


Every legal problem deserves individual attention and a web page cannot provide a one-size-fits-all advice for everyone. Call Matthew A. Kaufman for help with your FMLA / CFRA leave case. He is an experienced and trusted medical leave lawyer in Los Angeles, and has recovered tens of millions of dollars for employees in California. He has counseled thousands of employees. To schedule a consultation, call the The Kaufman Law Firm toll-free 818-305-6457 Email here.