Laws and Regulations


What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting

Employers of five or more full-time or part-time employees must make PDL available to employees. This resource outlines updated 2022 leave obligations and provides guidance for employers managing pregnancy leave and accommodation considerations.

California Paid Sick Leave FAQ

The following FAQ generally applies to California’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law. Several California cities have implemented their own local ordinances offering more generous allowances.  

CalSavers Retirement Requirement for Employers in California

Effective January 1, 2023, the State of California is now requiring all employer's to offer a retirement plan to their staff. 

Certification of Health Care Provider - Employees or Family Members Serious Health Condition

Use this CRD form to request certification from a health care provider for CFRA leaves due to the employee’s own serious health condition or that of a family member.

This for may be used for CFRA and non-CFRA medical leaves of absence or other requested accommodations due to a qualifying disability or serious heath condition.

Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee Return to Work

A form for use by California employers to comply with the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

Certification of Health Care Provider for Pregnancy Disability Leave, Transfer and/or Reasonable Accommodation

Form for use by employee requesting leave of absence from work under CFRA because of pregnancy, disability or reasonable accommodation.

CFRA Designation Notice

Designation of a CFRA leave is a two-step process: employee notice of the need for a CFRA leave and employer designation of the leave as CFRA leave.

CFRA Documentation Checklist - For Employer Use Only

Checklist to ensure completion of all necessary documentation for an employee's CFRA leave request. For employer use only.

Comprehensive Guide to California's Paid Sick Leave Law

All employers are required to provide a set amount of paid sick leave (PSL) to employees who work California. The law establishes minimum requirements, but employers have options with how they provide and manage the time. 

Dentists Should Be Prepared When an Employee Seeks A Disability Accommodation

Use this resource to help navigate and document the interactive process for reasonably accommodating an employee with a disability. ​​

Employee Personnel Files

Guidelines to help a practice build and maintain employee information while securely storing legally compliant files and documents.

Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevention Compliance Guide

Outlines steps for developing policies, posting compliance, notice and distribution requirements, and employee training. CA employers have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory and harassing conduct.

Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances by City/County

Individual cities and counties across California have passed local ordinances relating to minimum wage and sick leave laws — with eligibility rules varying from city to city. Check with local city government as to whether any local minimum wage ordinances may apply to employees in your practice. Periodically check local websites as rates in these cities could change at any time.


Practical Guide to Employee Classifications in a Dental Practice

This information is provided to help you understand classification exemptions and salary requirements as defined in California wage and hour laws to enhance your knowledge for successful compliance in your practice.

Pregnancy Declaration for Radiation Safety

A form to document employee’s voluntary declaration of pregnancy and that employee has been informed of facts on occupational radiation exposure and other information.

Pregnancy Disability Leave Compliance Checklist

Use this form for each employee to keep track of the variety of documentation and tracking of other time off available to the employee during such a leave of absence. 

Pregnancy, Maternity/Paternity and Baby Bonding Leave in California

Explains employer obligations and employee rights, eligibility requirements among mandated leaves of absence for pregnancy and baby bonding leaves. California has multiple programs and laws that provide employees time off and wage replacement during pregnancy, maternity/paternity leave, and baby bonding.

Required Bereavement Leave Sample Policy

Effective, January 1, 2023, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) requires employers of 5 or more employees to provide eligible employees with 5 days of bereavement leave. 

Required Postings in a Dental Office

Lists posters required at dental offices and required pamphlets. Poster sets are distributed to practice owners biennially. This resource is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated January 2024.

Sample California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Policy

Employers of five (5) or more employees must provide information about their CFRA policy and post this information in a conspicuous place where employees tend to gather.

Sample Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Tracking Form

Use this form to track track employee COVID-19 vaccination status at-a-glance. This form can be used in conjunction with the Self-Certification of Employee Vaccination Status obtained from each employee. 

Sample Employee Photograph Authorization Form

Form to gain consent when using employee images or video in your practice marketing materials.

Sample Letter to Employee - Pregnancy Disability Leave Only

Use this letter to document Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) leave agreements and establish the terms of leave.

Self-Certification of Employee Vaccination Status

Use this form to obtain verification and proof of vaccine status for each employee's confidential personnel file.

Small Employer Guide to California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

A comprehensive resource to help employers navigate the complexities of CFRA compliance as of January 1, 2021, including determining employee eligibility, meeting time-sensitive obligations and managing leave.

Staff compensation for meetings and education

Common scenarios and guidelines for pay requirements for employee meetings and continuing education events.

State and Federal Leaves of Absence Laws that Apply to Employers in California

This resource list provides information about varied state and federal leaves of absence laws that may pertain to a covered employer. Leaves of absence laws cover a variety of specifically defined reasons. Covered employer, employee eligibility, job and benefits-protections and any pay requirements (if any) can vary by leave.

In some instances, several leaves of absence can apply to one employee for the same reason.

Any corresponding required notices can be found in the CDA Required Poster Set or in Required Postings in a Dental Office.