Work & Family Policy Database
Family and Medical Leave
Subject: Family and Medical Leave, Same Sex Partners and Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: A.B. 2039
Sponsor: Swanson (D)
Date Introduced: 02/23/2012
Referred to Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: 03/08/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment; Referred to Committee on Appropriations: 03/29/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations: 05/25/2012
Passed Assembly, sent to Senate: 05/30/2012
Referred to Senate Committee on Rules: 05/31/2012
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.
This bill contains the same provisions as A.B. 59 of 2011.
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