Governor Newsom has signed SB 1383, which extends all the family and medical leave provisions of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to employers with five or more employees. As originally enacted in 1994, CFRA only applied to employers with 50 or more employees, like the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Effective January 1, 2018, mandatory leave for new parents was extended to employers with 20 or more employees. The new statute, which will become effective on January 1, 2021, extends all CFRA’s mandated leave to employers with five or more employees. You can read the full text of the new law here.