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New Forms for Family and Medical Leave

Question:  I read that the Department of Labor revised forms for employers to use when an employee takes FMLA leave.  I am always confused by the FMLA forms and how they differ from California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing forms for CFRA leave. Which forms should employers use? Answer:  The short answer is that employers should use the…

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