An act to amend Sections 2708, 3300, 3301, 3302, and 3303 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to unemployment insurance, and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 770 broadens the definition of family within the Paid Family Leave (PFL) program to allow workers to receive the partial wage replacement benefits while taking care of seriously ill siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and parents-in-law.
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Our Position: Support
Current law provides PLF benefits only to those assisting children, parents, spouses or registered domestic partners. As such, it fails to reflect and keep pace with the vibrant and growing diversity of California families, which now commonly include grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and parents-in-law. SB 770 would recognize this reality, expanding the overly narrow definition of persons for whom PFL benefits may be taken, thus enabling Californians to better fulfill both work and family responsibilities.