California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

New Parents Rights Advisor: tailored guidance job-protected leave for new parents

New Parents Rights Advisor

California law provides job-protected leave from work to qualified employees who have a pregnancy related disability or need time off to bond with a new child from childbirth, adoption, or foster care. Starting in 2021, both forms of leave apply to California employers with just 5 or more employees.

To help employees and employers understand their rights and obligations under these forms of “new-parent leave,” the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) worked with Neota and students at the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) to create a solution that provides tailored guidance based on inputs from the user. The tool  interviews the user and provides a narrowly tailored report on how California Law applies to the user’s particular situation.

  • Tailored information and guidance
  • Spanish translation available natively and other languages available through Google Translate integration
  • Simple guided questionnaire to ascertain user’s circumstances
  • Entirely anonymised and available for public use

See California Government’s solution in action