California’s Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice has been updated by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

The notice, which outlines additional information for pregnant employees under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), has a new revision date of August 2019.

New Details for CFRA Leave

The Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice now states that if an employer has 50 or more employees onsite, or within 75 miles of the worksite, employees may be entitled to family care or medical leave.

The amount of CFRA leave that may be taken has not changed. As stated on the previous notice, employees are allowed up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the following reasons:

  • The birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child
  • The employee’s own serious health condition
  • The serious health condition of a child, parent, or spouse

New Information on NPLA Leave

The updated notice for pregnant employees now includes information on the New Parent Leave Act. If an employer has less than 50—but at least 20—employees onsite, or within 75 miles of the worksite, employees may be entitled to the following under the New Parent Leave Act: up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.

In addition, employees have the option to use their accrued paid leave while taking NPLA leave.

What’s Next for California?

We are currently watching for another update to the California poster, effective January 1, 2020. The Workplace Discrimination notice is expected to be updated by the end of 2019 to include race discrimination protections for employees who have certain hair texture and/or hairstyles.

Compliance Made Easy!

Because the California poster has undergone 11 changes since 2016, we encourage you to order our 1-Year Compliance Plan so that you will automatically receive the updated 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.