What to Expect When Your Employee's Expecting! Managing California Pregnancy Disability Leaves

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Learn how to administer California pregnancy leave, protect employees' rights, and shield your organization from liability.

Pregnant women in California are just about the most protected class of employees, and employers are typically poorly prepared to handle the "red tape" of administering pregnancy leaves and accommodation requests. This session will review the basic requirements for pregnancy disability leaves (PDL) leaves in California and delve into the new regulations that went into effect in 2012 that are still perplexing and challenging California employers. You will learn: - What to do when you learn an employee is pregnant. - How far you need to go to provide accommodation. - How to document pregnancy leaves and accommodations. - The important differences between pregnancy leave and maternity leave and paternity leave vs. maternity leave. - What to do when they return to work or when they don't return and when FMLA and ADA come into play.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Lauraine Bifulco


Two themes are woven throughout Lauraine Bifulco's diverse career: a passion for a job well done and a zest for continual learning and improvement.  Lauraine infuses Vantaggio HR with these qualities every day. When she founded the firm in 1994, Lauraine combined her rare talent in understanding what a client needs and her gift of business foresight to create a company that can service the HR and management consulting needs of small and large companies equally well.  Today, Vantaggio serves clients across the country from their offices in California, Hawaii, Colorado, and New York. 

Her Career experience helps employers realize their HR goals and adapt to the shifting HR landscape.  Lauraine is a veteran HR executive and entrepreneur with 25 years of international, corporate, and consulting experience. Her bold career has taken her to employment and business opportunities in Europe and multiple U.S. cities. She serves as co-chair of the California Small Business Administration's committee on Labor Issues which reviews and makes recommendations on pending labor/employment laws, keeping her abreast of legal developments.                                                                            

Delivering over 30 presentations and webinars each year, Lauraine is a well-respected, and highly sought after guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of business management and HR-related topics for both state and national organizations including Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), American Payroll Association (APA), Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA), Paylocity annual Elevate Conference, and HR Star Conference to name a few. She has been invited to review, develop, and deliver certificate programs for SHRM, and has developed and delivered curriculum for businesses throughout the U.S.                                                                   

Lauraine received a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and conducted graduate level studies in linguistics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

LVCC N228-230
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
California Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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