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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A San Carlos woman murdered her 14-year-old daughter and her spouse, then planted a gun next to his body and stayed in the family's home with the bodies for several days without calling police, a prosecutor alleged Monday.
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