Calif. Lawmakers Advance Bill Expanding Paid Family Leave

Law360, Los Angeles (August 8, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT) -- A California Assembly committee on Wednesday cleared a bill that would amend the state's Paid Family Leave Act to include workers tending to ailing siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and parents-in-law.

The Assembly Insurance Committee passed the measure, which would amend California's unemployment insurance laws, by a 7-2 vote. In May, the California State Senate passed SB 770 — introduced in February by state Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord — by a 29-10 vote.

California's family temporary disability insurance program currently provides up to...
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