Sacramento Bee: California extends family leave to millions of small business workers

October 12, 2017

California extends family leave to millions of small business workers

By Taryn Luna And Christopher Cadelago

SACRAMENTO - Nearly 2.8 million small business workers in California will be eligible to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a newborn without losing their jobs next year.

“This is a great victory for working parents and children in California,” said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who wrote the bill. “No one should have to choose between caring for their newborn and keeping their job.”

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