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!) We also know that these posters have a way of getting updated, all throughout the year. 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 another poster, the “Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee” (DFEH-EO9P-ENG). CEA immediately notified our members and posted an alert on our blog.
However, in September 2019, one of our CEA members noticed that the link to the August 2019 poster update was being redirected to a poster with a June 2017 revision date. What the heck is happening our member asked? So we called the DFEH to ask about the August 2019 poster switch. 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?
Let’s not forget about Cal-OSHA! They updated the “Safety and Health Protection on the Job” poster with an August 2019 revision date.