Calif. Justices, Eyeing Leave Act, Lean Toward Boss

This article examines a case focusing on California's Family Rights Act (CalFRA), in which the plaintiff, and employee of Sutter Health Central, sued the latter for refusing to grant her medical leave while she continued to perform the same tasks at her second job. As the superior court found in favor of Sutter Health and the court of appeals affirmed this decision, the case is now in front of the California Supreme Court. "This case will be the first glimpse into how the Calfornia Supreme Court views CalFRA, which is in substance fairly similar to the federal statute. The use of this leave, whether it's continuing or intermittent, is something that is a fairly significant challenge for employers, especially those with employees who have more than one job," said Rod Fliegel of Littler Mendelson's San Francisco office.

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