(a) Employers to Post Notice.
Covered employers shall provide notice to their employees of the right to request CFRA leave under the California Family Rights Act. Employers shall post the notice in a conspicuous place or places where employees tend to congregate. If the employer publishes an employee handbook that describes other kinds of personal or disability leaves available to its employees, that employer shall include a description of CFRA leave in the next edition of its handbook it publishes following adoption of these regulations. The employer may include both pregnancy disability leave and CFRA leave requirements in a single notice.
(b) Employers to Give Notice.
Employers are also encouraged to give a copy of the notice to each current and new employee, ensure that copies are otherwise available to each current and new employee, and disseminate the notice in any other way.
(c) Non-English Speaking Workforce.
Any employer whose workforce at any facility or establishment contains 10 percent or more of persons who speak a language other than English as their primary language shall translate the notice into the language or languages spoken by this group or these groups of employees.
(d) Text of Notice.
The text below contains only the minimum requirements of the California Family Rights Act of 1993 and of the employer's obligation to provide pregnancy disability leave. Nothing in this notice requirement prohibits an employer from providing a leave policy that is more generous than that required by this act and providing its own notice of its own policy. Covered employers may develop their own notice or they may choose to use the text provided below, unless it does not accurately reflect their own policy.
FAMILY CARE AND MEDICAL LEAVE (CFRA LEAVE) AND PREGNANCY DISABILITY LEAVE
Under the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA), if you have more than 12 months of service with us and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period before the date you want to begin your leave, you may have a right to an unpaid family care or medical leave (CFRA leave). This leave may be up to 12 workweeks in a 12-month period for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of your child or for your own serious health condition or that of your child, parent or spouse.
Even if you are not eligible for CFRA leave, if you are disabled by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, you are entitled to take a pregnancy disability leave of up to four months, depending on your period(s) of actual disability. If you are CFRA-eligible, you have certain rights to take BOTH a pregnancy disability leave and a CFRA leave for reason of the birth of your child. Both leaves contain a guarantee of reinstatement to the same or to a comparable position at the end of the leave, subject to any defense allowed under the law.
If possible, you must provide at least 30 days advance notice for foreseeable events (such as the expected birth of a child or a planned medical treatment for yourself or of a family member). For events that are unforeseeable, we need you to notify us, at least verbally, as soon as you learn of the need for the leave. Failure to comply with these notice rules is grounds for, and may result in, deferral of the requested leave until you comply with this notice policy.
We may require certification from your health care provider before allowing you a leave for pregnancy or your own serious health condition or certification from the health care provider of your child, parent or spouse who has a serious health condition before allowing you a leave to take care of that family member. When medically necessary, leave may be taken on an intermittent or reduced work schedule.
If you are taking a leave for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child, the basic minimum duration of the leave is two weeks and you must conclude the leave within one year of the birth or placement for adoption or foster care.
Taking a family care or pregnancy disability leave may impact certain of your benefits and your seniority date. If you want more information regarding your eligibility for a leave and/or the impact of the leave on your seniority and benefits, please contact______________________________
Government Code 12935(a)
Government Code 12940
Government Code 12945
Government Code 12945.2
29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.
29 C.F.R. 825.
(Amended by Register 2013, No. 40.)