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Apr 11, 2016

California Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Expand Paid Family Leave

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Seyfarth Synopsis:  Starting Jan 1, 2017, the amount of benefits paid to employees on paid family leave and state disability will increase substantially, depending on an employee’s income level.
The Legislature and Governor have been keeping very busy. On April 11, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 908, which will, effective January 1, 2017, increase the benefits provided to individuals in the Paid Family Leave (PFL) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) programs. The new law will increase the level of benefits from the current level of 55 percent to either 60 or 70 percent, depending on the applicant’s income. The new law will also remove, effective January 1, 2018, the seven-day waiting period before which individuals would be eligible for family temporary disability benefits.
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