Legislative Update: Parents-in-Law Now Covered under the CFRA

by Meagan D. Bainbridge
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

As many will recall, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) was significantly expanded last year. The CFRA requires most employers grant eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected time off. On September 27, 2021, Governor Newsom signed AB 1033, which provides that leave must now be granted to eligible employees for the purposes of providing care to a parent-in-law with a serious medical condition.

Employers should review their policies and handbooks to ensure they comply with this new requirement. If you have questions regarding AB 1033, or how to comply with it, contact an employment attorney at Weintraub Tobin for guidance.