Paid Leave Guide for LA County Workers

   Los Angeles County workers—Learn about your different paid leave options in this guide. In Los Angeles County, a combination of local, state, and federal laws means most people should be able to keep their pay and their job if they need to isolate or quarantine because of COVID-19. State Disability Insurance (SDI) can help those who need more time to recover or if you've used all of your paid sick days. Those not covered can apply for special assistance. Continue reading

SB 1383 Passed 3 Minutes Before the Deadline

  Oakland, CA—Members of the California Work & Family Coalition celebrate the passage of SB 1383 (Jackson) which will extend job protection to 6 million more workers when they take time to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or heal from their own serious health condition.  Continue reading

Job Protection for Parents and Caregivers Through SB 1383

Senate Bill 1383, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, would provide job protection to workers who need to use paid family leave at an employer with 5 or more employees. The final vote for this bill is expected to take place on August 24, 2020 in the California Assembly. There has been strong opposition to this bill, which is why the Coalition and several other organizations across California are working intensely to ensure that California assemblymembers are hearing from their constituents about why this bill is so important for the health and economic well-being of families. Continue reading

Seguro Estatal de Incapacidad 101: qué es, quién puede usarlo, cómo solicitarlo

  Esta semana, le traemos una publicación de preguntas frecuentes sobre el programa de Seguro de Incapacidad del Estado de California. Esta publicación es la segunda parte de nuestra serie de blogs de permisos pagados. Si se perdió la primera parte, que responde preguntas sobre la licencia familiar pagada, puede leerlo en inglés o español. Continue reading

California State Disability Insurance 101—What It Is, Who Can Use It, How to Apply

  This week, we’re bringing you an FAQ-style post about California’s State Disability Insurance program. It’s part two of our Paid Leave Blog Series. If you missed part one, which breaks down Paid Family Leave, you can check that out in English or Spanish. As always, if you have any additional questions after reading this blog post, we’re here to help! Feel free to email us at info@workfamilyca.org.   Continue reading

Permiso familiar pagado: qué es, quién puede usarlo y cómo solicitarlo

  ¡Hoy, 1 de julio de 2020, California está extendiendo oficialmente los beneficios de Permiso Familiar Pagado de 6 a 8 semanas! Aunque se están realizando algunas mejoras en las leyes de Permiso Familiar Pagado de California, muchos no conocen estos beneficios o no entienden cómo navegar las leyes complicadas que conforman el Programa de Permiso Familiar Pagado. Continue reading

Paid Family Leave: What It Is, Who Can Use It, and How to Apply

  Today, July 1, 2020, California is officially extending Paid Family Leave benefits from 6 weeks to 8 weeks! Although some improvements are being made to California’s Paid Family Leave laws, many aren’t aware of these benefits or don’t understand how to navigate the complex laws that make up the Paid Family Leave Program. Continue reading

Calls to Senators Needed to Help Pass the Paid Family Leave Job Protection Bill (SB 1383)

  SB 1383, the bill we were fighting for last week, would have provided unpaid job protection for parents who are dealing with a school or child care closure due to a federal, state, or locally declared emergency.  Unfortunately, California legislators decided to "gut and amend" SB 1383. In other words, these protections we were fighting for no longer exist. Now, SB 1383 has been amended to include different protections that we are now rallying support behind. The new version of SB 1383 includes job protection for those who take Paid Family Leave.  Continue reading

AB 3216 (Kalra) - A Bill Extending Job Protection and Paid Sick Days to Workers in Health Emergencies Passes the State Assembly

Assemblymember Ash Kalra on the Assembly Floor in the Capitol. June 18, 2020. Oakland, CA—The California Work & Family Coalition commends the California Assembly for passing AB 3216 (Kalra). We are celebrating this win which brings workers closer to having the protections they need to get through this pandemic and future public health emergencies. Continue reading