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More New Parents Have Access to Job-Protected Leave in California

More New Parents Have Access to Job-Protected Leave in California

Late last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will expand job-protected leave for new parents. Over 2.5 million California employees will now have the right to be reinstated to their jobs after taking up to 12 weeks of unpaid bonding leave. The law takes effect on January 1, 2018. Until now, only employees who worked for employers with 50 or more employees could be eligible for job-protected leave to bond with a new child in…

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San Francisco Becomes First City to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave

San Francisco Becomes First City to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave

Earlier this week, San Francisco became the first city to require private employers to provide paid parental leave to their employees. The law is the first of its kind; no other federal, state, or local law requires employers to fund time off for parents to care for a new child. California is one of a few states that already provides some paid leave to parents taking leave after the birth or adoption of a child. However, the pay is partial…

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