In California, an employer who employs 5 or more employees must provide reasonable maternity leave, not to exceed 4 months, for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. Employers must treat women affected by pregnancy as any other temporarily disabled individual. This law requires employers to provide notice to its employees of the right to request pregnancy disability leave, or to transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has released a updated pregnancy poster for employers to use in satisfying posting requirements under California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave law. The effective date of the new poster is April 1, 2016. This notice should be posted in a conspicuous place where employees tend to congregate. Information about this pregnancy leave must also be included in any employee handbook, if applicable.
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