CFRA/FMLA Designation Notice


This template is a designation notice for use by private employers with at least 50 employees to designate employee leave as qualifying under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the federal Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), or both running concurrently when appropriate. This template includes practical guidance, drafting notes, and an alternate clause. This template has been drafted in compliance with federal and California law, including the CFRA, as significantly amended by S.B. 1383, which became effective on January 1, 2021. For more information, see Leave Law (CA) — Family and Medical Leave and Flexible Leave, FMLA Leave: Guidance for Employers and Employees — FMLA Employer Rights and Obligations, and Family and Medical Leave Laws (FMLA) Comparison Chart (CA and Federal).