For What Reasons May An Employee Take Leave Under The California Family Rights Act (Cfra)?

An eligible employee may take a job­protected leave of absence for the birth of a child for purposes of bonding, for placement of a child in the employee's family for adoption or foster care, for the serious health condition of the employee's child, parent, or spouse, and for the employee's own serious health condition. The leave may total up to 12 work weeks in a 12­month period. It does not need to be taken in one continuous period of time.

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