California’s Paid Family Leave Program Celebrates 10 Years

In 2012, California is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first Paid Family Leave (PFL) law in the country. The program replaces up to 55% of a worker’s pay for up to six weeks to bond with a new child (including adopted and foster children) or to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, or domestic partner. Unfortunately many people who could benefit from the PFL program are not aware of their rights. Research shows the Latino and immigrant communities and low-income earners are least likely to be aware of the law. has recently posted downloadable information (in English and Spanish) from the Labor Project and California Work & Family Coalition about how to help more Californians become aware and use the PFL program. Click on the link below to the site for more information about this important issue.


New Resources to Aid Awareness of California Paid Family Leave

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