No April Fools’ Joke Here: Mandatory April 1 Poster Update; Free Download Available

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, Esq. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council recently finalized new regulations that will change one of the mandatory California notices that must be posted in the workplace effective April 1. The affected poster is the “Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability Leave” poster which will be renamed the “Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave” poster.

The updated poster contains information about the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) which applies to employers with 20 to 49 employees and provides up to 12 workweeks of job-protected baby bonding leave in a 12-month period. Employers with 50 or more employees continue to be covered by the California Family Rights Act which provides both baby bonding leave and medical leave.

All employers with 20 or more employees must post this notice which contains information on both NPLA and CFRA and how these leaves interact with California’s pregnancy disability leave laws.  If you were previously posting the old version of this notice, replace it with the April 1 version.  If you have more than 20 employees and never posted this notice before, begin posting it now. If you have less than 20 employees and post an all-in-one poster, it is recommended that you post the April 1 version but it is not required.

You may download this update now on our website under “Additional Resources.” Make sure to post it in a conspicuous location where employees can easily see it.

Our 2019 California/Federal Employment Law Poster will also be updated with the April 1 poster update. If you have not ordered your 2019 poster yet, make sure to do so now!



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