Navigating Pregnancy-Related Issues and Paid Parental Leave in California Workplaces
Duration: 60 Minutes
flat 50% off on this webinar
On an average, women comprise half of the U.S. workforce. Somewhere along the line, some of your female employees will consider starting a family. This course will assist California employers navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of successfully addressing and managing the issues afoot when an employee or his/her partner is expecting.
Objectives of the Presentation
Having completed this course, the participant will be able to identify pregnancy-related issues, parental leave and lactation accommodations to better avoid employer liability. We will review the:
Why Should you Attend
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act, which we refer to as the "FEHA"
- California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law
- California Family Rights Act, which we refer to as the "CFRA"
- California Education Code
- New!!! AB 63- Paid Parental Leave; and
- California Labor Code
California is at the forefront in developing laws which protect the status of pregnant and lactating women in the workplace. California law expands far beyond the federal law when it comes to the protection of pregnant women and conditions relating to pregnancy and lactating. We have at least six separate pieces of legislation unique to California which address the leave and accommodation needs of pregnant women, as well as paid and unpaid parental leave. You need to be familiar with each of them, and this course will help you to do that.
Here is what you'll learn in this course:
Who will Benefit
- Topics to steer clear of during the recruiting phase and beyond
- What it means to be "disabled" by pregnancy
- Effectively evaluating requests for pregnancy accommodation
- Examples of types of potential reasonable accommodations
- When to engage in a timely, good-faith interactive process
- Required employment notices for pregnant employees
- Ensuring a pregnant employee receives entitled leave
- Paid and unpaid parental leave
- Tips for ensuring a smooth return-to-work
- Key compliance requirements concerning lactation/milk expression
- How to appropriately discipline a pregnant employee or new parent who isn't meeting performance expectations; and
- Tips for maintaining smart, defensible documentation that you'll need in the event of a lawsuit
ALL California employers, supervisors, Human Resources staff and executives, payroll staff and executives, General Counsel.