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Personnel policies support a productive work environment and serve as the first line of defense against employee litigation. Personnel policies are not static but must adapt to changing circumstances and regular legal updates. Our attorneys regularly draft, revise, and update employment policies and manuals in a wide range of industries, from small family-owned businesses to nationwide manufacturers. Cook Brown also offers bilingual, on-site employee and management training.

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Family Expanded to “Designated Person” Under CFRA

On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1041 into law. Beginning January 1, 2023, the definition of a “family member” under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) and California’s Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act (“HWHFA”) is expanded to include a “designated person.” Employers should review and revise their leave policies, practices, and procedures to align with the new CFRA and HWHFA designated person standards. Read our latest article to learn more.

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