115 Workers’ Rights Organizations Call on California Legislature to Expand Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Crisis

A medical team intubates a COVID-19 patient at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Dec. 15, 2020.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)   For Immediate Release January 13, 2021   Today, the California Work & Family Coalition, the California Employment Lawyers Association, Legal Aid at Work, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, and 111 other organizations join in asking Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to act now to protect California’s families.  In our joint letter we ask for immediate action to expand emergency paid sick days and paid family and medical leave protections to ensure that: Continue reading

No Right to Paid Leave in Relief Bill from Congress

  FFCRA, as the law is currently written, was not extended past December 31, 2020. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP blocked this effort. Instead of extending FFCRA, they decided to only include paid leave tax credits for businesses with no guarantees of paid leave for workers. The lack of paid leave in the new bill is a blow to workers who have been struggling to make ends meet and to stay safe during this pandemic. Continue reading

Paid Leave Guide for LA County Workers

   Los Angeles County workers—Learn about your different paid leave options in this guide. In Los Angeles County, a combination of local, state, and federal laws means most people should be able to keep their pay and their job if they need to isolate or quarantine because of COVID-19. State Disability Insurance (SDI) can help those who need more time to recover or if you've used all of your paid sick days. Those not covered can apply for special assistance. Continue reading

SB 1383 Passed 3 Minutes Before the Deadline

  Oakland, CA—Members of the California Work & Family Coalition celebrate the passage of SB 1383 (Jackson) which will extend job protection to 6 million more workers when they take time to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or heal from their own serious health condition.  Continue reading

Job Protection for Parents and Caregivers Through SB 1383

Senate Bill 1383, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, would provide job protection to workers who need to use paid family leave at an employer with 5 or more employees. The final vote for this bill is expected to take place on August 24, 2020 in the California Assembly. There has been strong opposition to this bill, which is why the Coalition and several other organizations across California are working intensely to ensure that California assemblymembers are hearing from their constituents about why this bill is so important for the health and economic well-being of families. Continue reading

Seguro Estatal de Incapacidad 101: qué es, quién puede usarlo, cómo solicitarlo

  Esta semana, le traemos una publicación de preguntas frecuentes sobre el programa de Seguro de Incapacidad del Estado de California. Esta publicación es la segunda parte de nuestra serie de blogs de permisos pagados. Si se perdió la primera parte, que responde preguntas sobre la licencia familiar pagada, puede leerlo en inglés o español. Continue reading

California State Disability Insurance 101—What It Is, Who Can Use It, How to Apply

  This week, we’re bringing you an FAQ-style post about California’s State Disability Insurance program. It’s part two of our Paid Leave Blog Series. If you missed part one, which breaks down Paid Family Leave, you can check that out in English or Spanish. As always, if you have any additional questions after reading this blog post, we’re here to help! Feel free to email us at [email protected].   Continue reading