April 12, 2016

New Law Expands Paid Family Leave in California

On April 11, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law that expands the state’s Paid Family Leave program allowing more Californians to care for an ill family member or bond with a new child. AB 908, sponsored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), increases wage replacements from the current level of 55 percent to either 60 or 70 percent, depending on the applicant’s income. This will enhance an individual’s ability to take up to six weeks off to attend to family matters. The law also eliminates the program’s previous one week waiting period for claims.

Read the Governor’s full press release on the signing HERE.

For more information, contact Jason Resnick at (949) 885-2253.