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California Senate Passes Job-Protected Family Leave

June 1, 2016 | by

Today, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1166, a proposed new law that will give more workers job-protected leave when they take parental leave to bond with a new child, which will make state paid family leave benefits accessible to thousands more workers across the state. This legislation is a priority bill of the Stronger California 2016 Legislative Agenda, which seeks to ensure women’s economic security in our state. 

Said Jenya Cassidy, director of the California Work & Family Coalition and lead of the Stronger California family-friendly workplaces pillar:

“The California Senate took an important step today in passing Senate Bill 1166, which would extend job protection to more new parents taking leave to bond with a new child and allow more workers to access the state’s paid family leave program. Without job protection, too many parents are forced to choose between their jobs and the health and well-being of their children. This is important to women, who are often the primary caregivers and breadwinners.”

Contact your assemblymember today to show your support for job-protected leave. 

 

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