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Calif. Family Leave Reforms Won’t Ease Burden On Employers

Law360, San Diego (February 25, 2015, 5:39 PM EST) -- California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council is proposing changes to make the state’s family and medical leave statute more consistent with federal law, but attorneys say businesses operating in California would continue to face greater restrictions, including limits on what employers can ask regarding a worker’s medical condition and how they can restructure their workforce while an employee is on leave.

The council recommended amendments to the California Family Rights Act in February 2014 to bring it more closely in line with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and following public comment, its proposal has been under review by the...

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