Your feedback on paid family leave is needed

Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development

October 10, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom's staff recently established a task force to provide recommendations on how to expand the state's Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit coverage. The Chamber's Executive Vice President of the Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development, David Rattray, currently sits on the task force and is representing Southern California's business community.

Currently, employers with 20 or more employees are required to provide six weeks of PFL to bond with a new child or care for a seriously ill family member, grandparent, grandchild, parent-in-law or sibling. PFL also covers leave arising from a military family deployment overseas.

Gov. Newsom's 2019 budget expanded PFL from six to eight weeks per year effective July 1, 2020. The task force is currently discussing the possibilities of expanding the leave further. In order to do so, a few changes need to be made to fully fund the governor's planned expansion.

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