Paid Family Leave

New Parent Leave Act (2017) – SB 63

Starting January 1, 2018 – New parents working in businesses with 20 or more employees  will have job protection when they take time to bond with a new child – birth, adoption, or foster.

Prior to SB63, job-protection applied only to workers in businesses of 50 or more for bonding leave. SB63 will impact 2.7 million California workers. This change will make a difference as studies show bonding time enhances the growth, development, health of infants and children. It will also help families with economic stability and will increase access to the state’s Paid Family Leave program.

This bill extends job protection under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)  to more new parents taking bonding leave. Currently, CFRA only covers workers in businesses with 50 or more employees, SB 63 would extend job protection to new parents in businesses with 20 or more employees. The New Parent Leave Act would provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected maternity leave and paternity leave for more California employees. All new parents should have access to bonding leave for the health and well-being of children.

SB 63 Template Letter to Governor

SB 63 Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet on the Health Impact

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