Nicole Rice

Paid family leave expanded in California

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, April 15, 2016

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 908 this week to expand the benefit available under the state’s Paid Family Leave program, which provides partial wage replacement to California workers taking time to care for an ill family member and to bond with a new child.

Introduced by Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) in 2015, the bill increases the wage replacements from 55 percent to either 60 or 70 percent, depending on income level. It leaves intact the current 6-week duration of the benefit, instead of expanding it to 10 weeks as originally proposed.

This measure is one of several bills the Governor has recently signed as part of his commitment to supporting working families in California. For more information, please see to


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