Tag: Maternity Leave

Employer Non-Disclosure Clauses On May 15, 2018, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation (H.B. 2613) prohibiting private and public employers from requiring an employee or applicant to execute or renew a nondisclosure agreement with respect to sexual harassment in the workplace as a condition of employment. Any employee injured as a result of a violation…

Question: How long is maternity leave in California? How long do we have to hold a position for an employee on maternity leave? Answer: It is possible for a pregnant California employee to be out on qualifying leave for up to seven months. Example: An employee goes out on Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) for the…

Question: Are there any differences in paternal and maternal baby bonding requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Answer: Both parents are entitled to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for the birth or placement of a child for up to 12 workweeks. As such: Both parents are entitled to FMLA leave…

Question: If we don’t have 50 employees, what are the requirements for California employers regarding pregnancy leave? Answer: California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL) requires employers with five or more employees to grant an employee disabled by pregnancy a reasonable period of time for disability leave (up to four months). However, if an employer provides…

Question: Our company is too small for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, but large enough for Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL) in California. What are notification requirements? Answer: The Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL) in California has notification requirements for both employers and employees, which are outlined below. Employee Notice Employees must provide…

Question: We are developing a maternity/paternity leave policy for employees in the states of New York, Virginia, and Georgia, and want to have one plan for consistency and ease of administration.  What advice can you provide about the issues we should consider? Answer: First of all, in order to have one plan “fit” for all…

Question:  How does a California employer with less than 50 employees handle pregnancy leave for an employee hired 2 months ago? Answer: Given the fact that the employer has less than 50 employees, neither the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) nor the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) applies.  The California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)…