Owning and managing a business in California can be very challenging given the pro employee legal climate. In order to avoid liability you must stay on top of new laws effecting your rights as an employer. Effective April 1, 2016, employers are required to comply with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s (“DFEH”) new notice and posting requirements regarding Pregnancy Disability Leave. See 2 CCR § 11051.
The new regulations require employers to display a new poster, titled “Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee,” in a conspicuous place, where employees can easily see and read it. Employers should provide a copy of this notice to an employee as soon as possible after the employee advises her employer of her pregnancy or need for reasonable accommodations or leave related to her pregnancy.
If you are an owner of a business or a director of human resources and need help navigating through the complicated labor laws, please contact the attorneys at Shulman Bastian Friedman & Bui LLP, one of California’s leading full-service business law firms.
Authored by: Ronald S. Hodges, Partner and Kiara Gebhart, Partner