Q&A: New California Notice B Poster (CFRA Leave & Pregnancy Disability Leave)

Q:  I heard there will be a new California Notice B poster before July 1. Has that poster come out yet?  

A:  Yes

Q:  Do we need to update our CA labor law poster?

 A:  No. According to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), employers are still in compliance with Notice B dated 11/12.

Although the DFEH recently told us Notice B would have a mandatory update by July 1 when new regulations go into effect, they told us this week that the updated version the state just issued is not a required change.

Q:   Does this mean Notice B is still in compliance?  

A:   Yes.   Notice B (revision 11/12) on our current California state labor law poster is still in compliance, even after July 1.  

Q:   Is the updated poster still called Notice B?  

A: No.  The new notice is now called ‘Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability Leave’ and the notice date is 7/15.

Q:  Which employers are covered by the laws on Notice B?

A:  CFRA Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave apply to employers with 50 or more employees and all public agencies.

Q:  Do you know about any other pending changes for California labor law posters?

A:  Yes. Three additional changes are on the way:

  • Notice B – The DFEH told us Notice B will be revised again with changes expected to be effective Jan. 1, 2016.
  • Notice A – The DFEH told us Notice A will be revised with changes expected to be effective Jan. 1, 2016.
  • Injuries Caused by Work (Workers Comp)–New regulations will be effective Jan. 1, 2016 and a new poster is anticipated before that date.

We will continue to closely monitor the progress of these posters.

Q:  How can I get more information about these changes?

A: There are two easy ways:

  1. You can sign up for our free Labor Law Update Notifications and we’ll keep you posted.
  2. Read our Labor Law Posters Blog for the latest news.

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