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§ 11095. Notice of CFRA Rights and Obligations.

2 CA ADC § 11095Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 2. Administration
Division 4.1. Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Chapter 5. Fair Employment and Housing Council
Subchapter 2. Discrimination in Employment
Article 11. California Family Rights Act
2 CCR § 11095
§ 11095. Notice of CFRA Rights and Obligations.
(a) Employers to Post Notice.
Every employer covered by the CFRA is required to post and keep posted on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, a notice explaining the Act's provisions and providing information concerning the procedures for filing complaints of violations of the Act with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The notice must be posted prominently where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment. The poster and the text must be large enough to be easily read and contain fully legible text. Electronic posting is sufficient to meet this posting requirement as long as it otherwise meets the requirements of this section. If the employer publishes an employee handbook that describes other kinds of personal or disability leaves available to its employees, the employer shall include a description of CFRA leave in the next edition of its handbook it publishes following adoption of these regulations. The employer may include both pregnancy disability leave and CFRA leave requirements in a single notice.
(b) Employers to Give Notice.
Employers are also encouraged to give a copy of the notice to each current and new employee, ensure that copies are otherwise available to each current and new employee, and disseminate the notice in any other way.
(c) Non-English Speaking Workforce.
Any employer whose workforce at any facility or establishment contains 10 percent or more of persons who speak a language other than English as their spoken language shall translate the notice into every language that is spoken by at least 10 percent of the workforce.
(d) Text of Notice.
The text below contains only the minimum requirements of the California Family Rights Act of 1993 and of the employer's obligation to provide pregnancy disability leave. Nothing in this notice requirement prohibits an employer from providing a leave policy that is more generous than that required by CFRA and providing its own notice of its own policy. Covered employers may develop their own notice or they may choose to use the text provided below, unless it does not accurately reflect their own policy.
Under the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA), if you have more than 12 months of service with us and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period before the date you want to begin your leave, and if we employ five or more employees, you may have a right to a family care or medical leave (CFRA leave). This leave may be up to 12 workweeks in a 12-month period for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of your child or for your own serious health condition or that of your child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner. While the law provides only unpaid leave, employees may choose or employers may require use of accrued paid leave while taking CFRA leave under certain circumstances.
Even if you are not eligible for CFRA leave, if you are disabled by pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition, you are entitled to take a pregnancy disability leave of up to four months, depending on your period(s) of actual disability. If you are CFRA eligible, you have certain rights to take BOTH a pregnancy disability leave and a CFRA leave for reason of the birth of your child. Both leaves contain a guarantee of reinstatement -- for pregnancy disability it is to the same position and for CFRA it is to the same or a comparable position -- at the end of the leave, subject to any defense allowed under the law.
If possible, you must provide at least 30 days' advance notice for foreseeable events (such as the expected birth of a child or a planned medical treatment for yourself or of a family member). For events that are unforeseeable, we need you to notify us, at least verbally, as soon as you learn of the need for the leave. Failure to comply with these notice rules is grounds for, and may result in, deferral of the requested leave until you comply with this notice policy.
We may require certification from your health care provider before allowing you a leave for pregnancy disability or for your own serious health condition. We also may require certification from the health care provider of your family member who has a serious health condition, before allowing you a leave to take care of that family member. When medically necessary, leave may be taken on an intermittent or reduced work schedule.
If you are taking a leave for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child, the basic minimum duration of the leave is two weeks, and you must conclude the leave within one year of the birth or placement for adoption or foster care.
Taking a family care or pregnancy disability leave may impact certain of your benefits and your seniority date. If you want more information regarding your eligibility for a leave and/or the impact of the leave on your seniority and benefits, please contact _________________________.


Note: Authority cited: Section 12935, Government Code. Reference: Sections 12940, 12945 and 12945.2, Government Code; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.; and 29 C.F.R. § 825.
1. Renumbering of former section 11096 to new section 11095, including amendment of section heading and section, filed 3-4-2015; operative 7-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 10).
2. Amendment of section heading, subsections (a) and (d) and Note filed 2-27-2019; operative 4-1-2019 (Register 2019, No. 9).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending section heading, section and Note filed 12-30-2020 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations; effective 1-1-2021 (Register 2021, No. 1). (OAL review extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20.)
4. Editorial correction of History 3 (Register 2021, No. 3).
5. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (d) filed 1-11-2022 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2022, No. 2).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 11095, 2 CA ADC § 11095
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