Poll: Most Calif. Residents Unaware of Paid-Leave Law
AÂ poll released Wednesday found that just 43% of surveyed California residents are aware of the California Paid Family Leave Act, a 10-year-old law that allows most workers to take paid time off to care for a new child or sick relatives. Under the law, more than 13 million state residents are eligible to take up to six weeks off work while still receiving 55% of their pay, according to the California Work & Family Coalition. Workers are paid throughÂ the state disability insurance program. The survey found that white and Asian residents generally were more aware of the law than Latinos and blacks and that Los Angeles County residents had the lowest awareness of the benefit.
- "Most Don't Know Law Permits Paid Time Off To Care for Relatives" (Gorman, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 11/16).