The Fair Employment and Housing Act, and specifically, the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) apply to you if you employ five or more employees. Assuming that you do, PDLL allows her to take up to four months of protected leave. This leave runs concurrently with the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but not California’s Family Rights Act (CFRA), if you are covered under the family leave laws that apply generally to employers with 50 or more employees. If you are covered under the family and leave laws, she could take up to four months for pregnancy disability/FMLA leave, and still have another 12 weeks of protected leave under CFRA for bonding with a new child after she has the baby.
California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law
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