Work & Family Policy Database
Paid Family and Medical Leave
Subject: Paid Family Leave, Same Sex Partners and Leave
Statute/Code Cite: Cal. Unemp. Ins. Code Secs. 3300, et seq.
Summary: Under the 2002 Paid Family Leave law, private-sector workers and some public-sector workers are entitled to six weeks of leave with partial wage replacement from the Family Leave Insurance Fund. The leave can be used to care for a newborn or newly adopted child or for a seriously ill family member. The law does not provide job protection for workers on leave beyond that provided under the California Family Rights Act or the federal FMLA.
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