The Case for Paid Family Leave
This introductory chapter provides a background of California's paid family leave (PFL) program. Since 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has guaranteed unpaid job-protected leaves for new parents of up to twelve weeks. However, it makes such leaves available to only about half of the U.S. labor force, and even those who are covered often cannot afford to take unpaid leaves. As a result, millions of American workers are regularly forced to choose between economic security and providing vital care for their families. California made history on September 23, 2002, when Governor Gray Davis signed a bill creating the nation's first comprehensive paid family leave program. California's PFL program provides up to six weeks of partial wage replacement for eligible workers who take time off to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill family member.
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