Beginning July 1, 2014, California’s Paid Family Leave Law will now recognize other close family members.  These newly recognized family members are:

  • Grandparents
  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings
  • Parents-in-law

California employees will be allowed to receive Paid Family Leave benefits while taking care of seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law.  This measure, SB 770, was signed by Governor Brown on September 24, 2013 and authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).  By expanding the definition of “family” to accurately reflect the actual caregiving obligations of Californians, more workers can access the benefit that is funded entirely by their own payroll deductions. Click here to view full details of the updated bill.

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