Paid Family Leave

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There are certain moments in which time itself stands still. Fleeting, priceless … these are the moments you simply cannot miss.

About Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides benefits to individuals who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner. Benefits are also available to parents who need time to bond with a new child entering their life either by birth, adoption, or foster care placement.

PFL provides benefit payments but not job protection. For information about laws that provide job-protected leave, visit:

Policy makers, program administrators, and stakeholders can view the Overview of California’s Paid Family Leave Program (DE 2530) (PDF). It provides information about the program’s financing structure, eligibility requirements, demographic and program statistics, state operations, and legislative history.