Update Applicable to: 
All employers in the state of California.

What happened?
On August 25, 2022, the California Senate passed Assembly Bill 1041 (AB 1041), which would expand who an employee may take leave to care for under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)to include a “designated person.”

What are the details? 
Under AB 1041, a “designated person” would be any individual related by blood or whose association with the employee is equivalent to a family relationship. The employee would be able to identify the “designated person” when the employee requests leave, and the employer can limit the employee to one “designated person” per 12-month period. 

AB 1041 would also expand the term “family member” under Labor Code Section 245.5, which governs paid sick days, to include “designated person.” 

The bill was sent to Governor Newsom on August 29, 2022, and is awaiting signage.

For more information, please see the links below:

Assembly Bill 1041 (AB 1041)



What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links above and look for news on the bill. Vensure will provide more communication once more updates have been received.