Leaves of Absence

U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.) along with co-sponsors U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) have introduced the “Workflex in the 21st Century Act.”

Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 63, which takes effect January 1, 2018.

SB 63 ("New Parent Leave Act") is a bill authored by California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) which provides 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, has passed the Senate floor with a 25-13 vote. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature. SB 63 for an estimated 2.7 million Californian parents who work for smaller companies with 20-49 employees. Under current law, only those who work for an employer of 50 or more are eligible for job-protected parental (“baby-bonding” leave). Read more here: http://sd19.senate.ca.gov/news/2017-09-13-jacksons-sb-63-new-parent-leave-act-passes-senate-floor-heads-governors-desk






On March 29, 2017, the California Labor Commissioner issued an updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) about paid sick leave, addressing three important areas of the paid sick leave law.

As of January 1, 2014, the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) is in effect in San Francisco.

The California Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee is considering the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522) which provides that an employee who on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 7 or more days in a calendar year is entitled to paid sick days, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked.