In 2002, California became the first state in the nation to enact a comprehensive Paid Family Leave (PFL) insurance program through an expansion of the State Disability Insurance (SDI) system. Implemented in 2004, PFL provides up to six weeks of partial wage replacement to workers who must take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or bond with a new child. SB 770 extended the definition a family member under California’s Paid Family Leave Law to include seriously ill siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and parents-in-law.
For further information about your employment rights, contact the Work & Family Project.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide accurate, general information regarding legal rights relating to employment in California. Yet because laws and legal procedures are subject to frequent change and differing interpretations, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center cannot ensure the information in this Fact Sheet is current nor be responsible for any use to which it is put. Do not rely on this information without consulting an attorney or the appropriate agency about your rights in your particular situation.