Paid Family Leave for Multi-Generational Families – SB 770

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.