California’s eligibility requirements for paid family leave (PFL) are relatively easy to meet. First, employees must earn at least $300 during a 12-month base period prior to the claim. Second, employees must take leave for one of the following covered reasons:
Leave for an employee’s own illness does not qualify for PFL. However, there are other programs that provide benefits for ill employees, including California paid sick leave and California short-term disability benefits.
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