California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law

Employers with Five (5) or More Employees

Senate Bill No. 299 is a new law that impacts California employer groups. Employers with 5 or more employees are subject to California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDL) effective January 1, 2012.

How Long is a PDL Leave?

Under PDL, employers must permit female employees to take a maximum of 4 months of unpaid leave for medical conditions associated with pregnancy.

What Is a Medical Condition?

Medical condition is not necessarily defined as complications of pregnancy and includes normal delivery as well as recovery of childbirth.

What About the Employer Contribution to a Group Health Plan?

Employers must maintain their employer contribution for a group health plan for an employee who takes the PDL leave.

For More Information on California’s PDL Law: Senate Bill  No. 299

To review the law with legal counsel please go to:  California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law

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