County employees may be entitled to a variety of benefits when leave of absence is necessary. Each of the leave benefits listed below has individual qualifying criteria based on factors such as length of employment, job classification, previously utilized entitlements, length of disability, etc. An employee off work for medical reasons should communicate with their supervisor and Risk Management. Risk Management staff can assist with completing the steps necessary to obtain the appropriate benefits. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA)Typically run concurrently, these Federal and State laws require an employer to provide up to twelve (12) weeks of protected unpaid leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Pregnancy Disability LeaveIn California, a woman who is disabled due to pregnancy is entitled to up to four (4) months off work, depending on her period of medically certified disability caused by her pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL)Programs run by the State of California that may provide temporary benefit payments when you are out on a qualified leave of absence. Long Term DisabilityLTD coverage provides wage loss protection for eligible County employees in the event of prolonged disability. CalPERS Disability RetirementInformation on the CalPERS disability retirement option for employees who have been certified as unable to continue in their job.
Medical Leave FAQ's
For assistance with disability management, contact RiskManagement@edcgov.us.