Expansion of Paid Family Leave Benefits

On September 27, 2019, Gov. Newsome signed SB 1123 into law. Under existing law, eligible employees may receive benefits under the state’s Paid Family Leave program for an absence from work following the birth (or placement) of a new child or due to care for a family member. Under the new law, an employee will also be eligible for benefits for an absence from work in connection with a qualifying exigency related to the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the armed forces of the US. The new law is effective January 1, 2021.

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