CA Governor Brown Signs SB 63 Expanding Parental Leave Featured

  16 October 2017

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

The bill was opposed by a number of business groups, employers and the California Chamber of Commerce, which deemed it a “job killer.” The new law makes it illegal for companies that employ 20 to 49 workers to refuse to grant new parents up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within one year of their child’s birth, adoption or foster care placement. Employees must have at least one year of experience and 1,250 hours on the job to be eligible for job-protected leave under the bill. Read more here.

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