Family Care and Medical Leave Act (CFRA) and Pregnancy Disability Leave – Notice “B” (effective July 1, 2015)
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has updated their Family Care and Medical Leave Act (CFRA) and Pregnancy Disability Leave – Notice “B” to more closely reflect the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This new change is now known as the Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability Leave.
- With the new change employers are expected to revise their policies and practices, train human resources and supervisors while also distributing the new CFRA notice in the spoken language of 10% or more of the workforce.
- This notice applies to CA employers with 50 or more full or part-time employees.
- Provides for up to 12 weeks of workplace family leave for employees who have worked 1,250 hours within the past 12 months within a 75-mile radius of the work site.
Additionally, while the law provides only unpaid leave, employees may choose or employers may require use of accrued paid leave while taking CFRA leave under certain circumstances.
CFRA leave may be taken for the:
- birth of a child for purposes of bonding
- placement of a child in an employee’s family for adoption or foster care
- serious health condition of an employee’s child, parent, spouse or registered domestic partner, including same-sex partners and
- serious health condition of the employee.
The new revision also elaborates on what is to be determined as a qualification for a serious health condition for the employee for leave such as pregnancy, chronic conditions, and medically required absences and for serious health conditions of an employee’s child, parent, spouse or registered domestic partner, including same-sex partners.
The change also includes the expansion of definitions for covered employers and eligible employees and the definition of “spouse.”
The act becomes effective July 1, 2015, the date in which all qualifying California employers must post the posting.
Please note that posting of the Family Care and Medical Leave Act (CFRA) and Pregnancy Disability Leave – Notice “B” (revision 11/12) is still in compliance.
The Osha4less.com California All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new mandatory posting.