Federal Links & Resources

Links to a variety of Federal agency websites providing information and resources for employers on many aspects of laws, regulations and employee benefit programs.

DOL Laws and Guide Lines

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to providing America’s workers, employers, job seekers, and retirees - with clear and easy-to-access information on how to comply with federal employment laws.

State of California (CA) Employment Laws

While employment laws vary from state to state, federal regulations set minimum standards of worker protections that employers must generally adhere to.

Popular Government
and other Forms Sites

Links to some of the most popular statistical, regulatory and informational websites maintained by Federal agencies and organizations.

California Paid
Family Leave

An employee who pays into California’s State Disability Insurance is covered by Paid Family Leave insurance, regardless of a business’s number of employees. 

 

The base period used to calculate weekly benefits includes the wages the claimant was paid approximately 5 to 18 months before the claim, according to the Employment Development Department.

 

For more information on the Paid Family Leave program, including the interaction of Disability Insurance claims for pregnancy and Paid Family Leave, please click on the link below.

FEHA -
Pregnancy Leave

FEHA’s pregnancy leave provisions cover employers with 5 or more employ­ees.  The law prohibits an employer from discriminating in terms of compensation, conditions, or privileges of employment because of pregnancy.  

 

Under the law, absent a bona fide occupational qualification, employers must also allow a female employee affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions to take leave on account of pregnancy for a reasonable period of time up to 4 months.


 

 

FMLA
and CFRA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) allow eligible employees to take up to a total of twelve (12) weeks, per calendar year, of paid or unpaid job-protected leave. 

 

Helpful Forms
and Resources

The forms, checklists and policies presented here are for reference only and should not be used without modification. Each company is different, has its own culture, employee requirements and expectations.