New California Family Rights Pregnancy Disability & New Parent Leave Poster Requirement- April 1, 2019
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has updated its poster on the California Family Rights Act and Pregnancy Disability Leave to include information about the recently enacted New Parent Leave Act (NPLA).
California employers with 50 or more employees are covered by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Employers with 20 to 49 employees are covered by the NPLA. Employers that are covered by either law are required to post this new notice starting April 1, 2019.
The poster notifies employees that if the employer has 50 or more employees, and if the employee has more than 12 months of service and worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period before the date the employee seeks to begin their qualified leave, the employee may have a right to a family care or medical leave under the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA). The leave may be up to 12 workweeks in a 12-month period for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of the employee’s child or for the employee’s own serious health condition or that of the employee’s child, parent or spouse.
The poster further details that if the employer has at least 20, but less than 50 employees at the worksite or within 75 miles of the employee’s specific worksite, the employee may have a right to a family care leave for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of the employee’s child under the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA). The NPLA leave may be up to 12 workweeks in a 12-month period.
While the law provides only unpaid leave, employees may choose, or employers may require the use of accrued paid leave (sick leave or PTO) while taking CFRA leave under certain circumstance, and employees may choose to use accrued paid leave while taking NPLA leave.