Assembly Committee Blocks Parental Leave Law
The legislation would have required businesses with 10 or more employees to let their workers take up to 12 weeks off to bond with a new child.
Effort To Expand Parental Leave Law Stalls In Assembly Committee
A bill that would have expanded California’s parental leave law stalled in an Assembly committee Wednesday, and politics may have played a role in its demise. SB1166, from Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), would have required employers with 10 or more employees to allow eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to bond with a new child. Currently, the law is limited to employers with 50 or more employees. The measure was a priority of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. (Orr, 6/22)
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Job-Protected Family Leave Bill Blocked In Assembly
Democratic Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill would require businesses with 10 or more employees to let their workers take up to 12 weeks off to bond with a new child. “That first 12 weeks of bonding is critically crucial to the child – and to the parental-child relationship,” Jackson told the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee Wednesday. But Jennifer Barrera with the California Chamber of Commerce argued that the bill could force employers to allow twice as much time off to comply with a related federal law as well. (Adler, 6/22)