Leaves of Absence
Family Medical Leave Act
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take leave for their own serious health conditions, child-bonding, specific family members' serious health conditions, or for reasons related to a family member's military service. Each eligible employee may take up to 12 workweeks of family and medical leave in a 12-month period. This leave may be paid depending on the reason for leave.
Assembly Bill 2393
Assembly Bill 2393, also known as Paid Parental Leave, became effective on January 1, 2017. Paid Parental Leave is defined as a leave taken for the birth of a child of the employee or the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care. Employees are entitled to use up to 12 workweeks of current and accumulated sick leave for AB 2393 leave. If an employee does not have 12 workweeks of sick leave but wants to take 12 workweeks of child-bonding/parental leave, he or she may receive differential pay for the remainder of the 12 workweeks of parental leave.
Senate Bill 95
Covered Employees in the public or private sectors who work for employers with more than 25 employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related sick leave from January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, immediately upon an oral or written request to their employer. If an employee took leave for the reasons below prior to March 29, 2021, the employee should make an oral or written request to the employer for payment.
For further information regarding leaves of absence, please contact:
Sarah Fernandez, HR Specialist (certificated) at extension 1017
Octavio Ortega, HR Specialist (classified) at extension 1018