California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has just issued an update to the Family Care and Medical Leave notice, which has a revision date of March 2019.

This long-awaited update includes information on the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, as well as new details of the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA).

Update to California Family Rights Act Leave 

The Family Care and Medical Leave notice now states that employees of employers who have 50 or more employees onsite, or within 75 miles of the worksite, may be entitled to family care or medical leave under the California Family Rights Act of 1993.

As stated on the previous notice, up to 12 workweeks of unpaid CFRA leave in a 12-month period may be taken for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child; for an employee’s own serious health condition; or for the serious health condition of a child, parent, or spouse.

Info on New Parent Leave Act 

Per the New Parent Leave Act, employees who work for employers who have 20–49 employees onsite, or within 75 miles of the worksite, may be entitled to NPLA leave. Under the Act, up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period may be used for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child; however, employees have the option to use their accrued paid leave while taking NPLA leave.

Employees who are not eligible for NPLA leave and are disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition are entitled to take up to 4 months of pregnancy disability leave.

Those who are eligible for NPLA leave have particular rights to take both pregnancy disability and NPLA leave for the birth of a child.

In addition, employees who take NPLA leave are guaranteed that when their leave comes to an end, they may return to the same or a comparable job.

Compliance Made Easy!

At this time, we are not anticipating additional updates to the California poster, but that can change at a moment’s notice. Because the poster has undergone 9 changes since 2016, we encourage you to order our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan so that you will automatically receive the updated California poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance.