California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

California employers are required to comply with state-specific leave laws governing requests for leaves of absence, including the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The CFRA provides eligible employees of employers with five or more employees, with 12 workweeks of protected leave under qualifying events for full-time employees, and a proportional number of workweeks for employees who work less than full-time. Employers are prohibited from interfering with the exercise of CFRA rights and from retaliating against an employee who takes CFRA leave.


Certification of Health Care Provider - Employees or Family Members Serious Health Condition

Use this CRD form to request certification from a health care provider for CFRA leaves due to the employee’s own serious health condition or that of a family member.

This for may be used for CFRA and non-CFRA medical leaves of absence or other requested accommodations due to a qualifying disability or serious heath condition.

Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee Return to Work

A form for use by California employers to comply with the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

Certification of Health Care Provider for Pregnancy Disability Leave, Transfer and/or Reasonable Accommodation

Form for use by employee requesting leave of absence from work under CFRA because of pregnancy, disability or reasonable accommodation.

CFRA Designation Notice

Designation of a CFRA leave is a two-step process: employee notice of the need for a CFRA leave and employer designation of the leave as CFRA leave.

CFRA Documentation Checklist - For Employer Use Only

Checklist to ensure completion of all necessary documentation for an employee's CFRA leave request. For employer use only.

Required Bereavement Leave Sample Policy

Effective, January 1, 2023, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) requires employers of 5 or more employees to provide eligible employees with 5 days of bereavement leave. 

Sample California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Policy

Employers of five (5) or more employees must provide information about their CFRA policy and post this information in a conspicuous place where employees tend to gather.

Small Employer Guide to California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

A comprehensive resource to help employers navigate the complexities of CFRA compliance as of January 1, 2021, including determining employee eligibility, meeting time-sensitive obligations and managing leave.