Work & Family Policy Database
Family and Medical Leave
Subject: Family and Medical Leave, Domestic Partners and Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: A.B. 59
Sponsor: Swanson (D)
Date Introduced: 12/07/2010
Passed Labor and Employment Committee, referred to Appropriations Committee: 03/30/2011
Summary: Expands the circumstances under which a worker is entitled to job-protected leave under the California Family Rights Act by eliminating the age and dependency elements from the definition of “child;” expanding the definition of “parent” to include in-laws; and permitting a worker to take leave to care for a seriously ill grandparent, sibling, grandchild or domestic partner.
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