The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) has two new amendments, effective January 1, 2023.

  1. The first allows employees to take leave to care for a “designated person,” defined as any related Get more details on the CA Legislative Information website.  
  2. The second grants eligible employees five days of job-protected bereavement leave upon the death of a family member. These five days are not part of the 12 weeks of leave allowed under CFRA. Read the amendment online.


Effective January 1, 2023, the Illinois Family Bereavement Act, an amendment to the Child Bereavement Leave Act, expands the eligible relationships to family members, which includes spouses, domestic partners, siblings, parents, mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents, or stepparents. The amendment also expands leave time requirements to cover pregnancy loss, failed adoptions, unsuccessful reproductive procedures, and other diagnoses or events impacting pregnancy and fertility. Read more information online.

New York

Effective January 1, 2023, New York Paid Family Leave is expanding the law to allow individuals to care for siblings with a serious health condition. An updated Statement of Rights poster is also available.

Washington, DC

Effective October 1, 2022, the DC Paid Family Medical Leave (DC PFML) law allows employees who spend 50 percent or more of their work time in DC to be eligible for DC PFML. Learn more about DC PFML online.

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