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Poster Perplexity

Posted by: Jessica J. Hawthorne, J.D. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

As California employers, we know we must post the required federal and California posters somewhere conspicuous where employees are likely to see the poster (and therefore read it!). There once was a time when these posters were only updated at the beginning of each year. Today, multiple updates can occur throughout the year, leaving employers scratching their heads—2019 was one of those years!

In March 2019, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated the "Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave" poster (DFEH-100-21, March 2019) with information relating to the New Parent Leave Law.

In August 2019, the DFEH released an update to the "Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee" poster (DFEH-EO9P-ENG). CEA immediately notified our members and posted an alert on our blog.

However, in September 2019, one of our members discovered that the DFEH link to the August 2019 poster update actually connected to a poster with a June 2017 revision date. CEA jumped in and immediately asked the DFEH - What happened to the August 2019 poster? The DFEH told us that the "material update (for August) was removed due to incorrect updates." As such, we must continue to use the June 2017 "Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee" poster.

What Does This Mean For Employers?

  • Ensure your "Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave" poster has a March 2019 revision date.
  • Ensure your "Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee" poster has a June 2017 revision date.
  • You can download both of those posters from the links in this article.

Cal-OSHA Poster

Let’s not forget about Cal-OSHA! They updated, and you can download, the "Safety and Health Protection on the Job" poster with an August 2019 revision date.

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