SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses would be prohibited from firing or retaliating against employees who take advantage of a paid state family leave program under a job-protection bill moving through the Legislature.
Democratic Sen. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord says his SB761 would protect workers who use the California Paid Family Leave insurance program.
It allows qualified employees to take up to six weeks off with partial pay to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child, or to care for a seriously ill family member. It is funded through State Disability Insurance payroll deductions.
The bill is being opposed by employer groups.
They say it would transform a program meant to replace lost wages into a protected leave of absence. Such a move could increase costs to all employers, especially small businesses.
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In celebration of American Heart Month, Rady Children's Hospital hosted its 34th annual Heart Party. It was a chance for former heart patients and the doctors who treated them to have a very happy and healthy reunion.
A local lawmaker is joining the controversial debate about a Point Loma recycling center. Assemblyman Todd Gloria spoke to residents Saturday during a forum.
Neighbors say the Prince Recycling Center on Voltaire Street is attracting crime and transients, and they want the center to move out of the area.
Fair, warm and dry weather continues through Saturday, but an onshore flow will bring low clouds and fog Saturday night and much cooler weather to the county on Sunday.
Few of us really know how our coworkers spend their time when they are off the clock. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff gets to know Ryan Brothers - a writer here at KFMB Stations and News 8 - who put his own signature on Mission Trails Regional Park.
A San Marcos man who shot his girlfriend and left her body in her car, parked along northbound Interstate 15 near Escondido, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.
A local company is on the cutting edge of ocean exploration using unmanned vehicles powered by wind and sun and the future looks bright for these ocean drones, which currently are being tested off the coast of San Diego.
Two men involved in an apparent road rage incident that ended with a rollover crash on State Route 78 in Oceanside may face charges, according to California Highway Patrol.