Time off for baby. California provides strong protections for employees who are pregnant and/or new parents.
Under California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), employers with five or more employees must allow an employee to take up to four months of job-protected leave when the employee is disabled by pregnancy.
On the books for 2018, California’s New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) requires that smaller employers provide new parents with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid job-protected leave to bond with a new child.
Under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the similar California Family Rights Act (CFRA), job-protected parental leave is not new for workers at companies with 50 or more employees.
Managing pregnancy and baby bonding leave is not an easy task given the number of laws involved.
Join our employment law experts for specifics on leave eligibility and employer obligations:
- Pregnancy Disability Leave (5 or more employees)
- California Parental Leave (20-49 employees)
- FMLA/CFRA leave for baby bonding (50 more employees)
- Continuation of health benefits and return to work rights
- Notice and policy requirements
- Best practices