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
Reeva Simon Rivkin, RHU, HIP, President, Rivkin Insurance Services; CA LicOB12353
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