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Mar10

Maternity leave for CA small business

We run a small business in CA with 11 employees. We currently do not have any medical leave for employees for maternity or short term disability. I understand that Family and Medical Leave Act(FMLA) does not apply to a small business with less than 50 workers. How about state laws? Is there any CA laws that we must abide by?

California Family Right Act only needs to be followed for private-sector employers who employed fifty (50) or more employees in twenty (20) or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year and who are engaged in commerce or in any industry or activity affecting commerce including joint employers and successors of covered employers. Therefore if you have fifty (50) or more employee you need to offer CFRA.

The U.S. federal Family Medical Leave Act, states that private employers with at least fifty (50) employees are required to offer FMLA.

Since you only have eleven (11) employees you are not required to follow FMLA or CFRA.

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