California Paid Family Leave FAQ

California's paid family leave program provides partial wage replacement for those who need to take time off to care for a family member.

California is one of only a few states that provide cash benefits to employees who need time off work to bond with a child or to care for a sick family member. Here are the details.

The California Paid Family Leave law is a benefit program only; it does not provide the right to time off or job protection. However, other federal and California laws do provide the right to time off for certain employees for medical and caretaking purposes. To learn more, see our article on rights to employment leave in California.

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