The purpose of this audit is to determine whether the employer provides leaves of absences in conformance with statutory requirements – particularly with regard to disability and other discrimination issues. We review whether the employer has supplied the employee with required information regarding leaves of absences and whether employers have granted or denied time-off requests in compliance with state and federal regulations, particularly with regard to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the California Pregnancy Disability Leave (CPDL).

The following are various documents, practices, and processes reviewed during this audit:

General Employer Compliance
Written Policies/Employee Handbook


Employer Coverage
Specific Statutory Leaves
FMLA (including NDAA)
Workers’ Compensation

Other Mandated Leaves
Jury/Witness Duty Leave
Spousal Military Leave
Crime Victims
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victims
Volunteer Firefighters, Emergency Rescue
Personnel, Reserve Peace Officers
School Visits
Kin Care
Voting Time

Leave as Reasonable Accommodation
Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation
Adult Literacy

Discretionary Leaves
Bereavement Leave
Personal Leave

Employee Request Form
Workers’ Compensation Claim


Number of Employees
Qualifying Event
Length of Leave
Reinstatement Rights

Other Forms
Notice of Eligibility and Rights/Responsibilities
Designation Notice
Health Care Provider Certification
Military Authority Certification
Court Certification
“Fitness for duty” Certificate

State-Paid Benefits
State Disability Insurance
Paid Family Leave

Other Benefits
Use of Employer-Paid Leave
Workers’ Compensation
Health Insurance

Company Policies
Employee Request Forms
Employer Response Forms
Health Care Provider Certifications
Payroll Information
Designated Dates of Leave/Hours
Records of Disputes