Jackson’s Paid Family Leave Bill Passes Legislature

Hannah Beth Jackson
Paul Wellman (file)

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill to extend paid family leave job protection for working parents passed the state legislature but still needs to the signature of Governor Jerry brown to become law. The bill was bitterly opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce, which dubbed it a “job killer.” Though Jackson made several amendments — increasing the size of the businesses affected and when the bill goes into effect — the Chamber never relented. The bill was designed to extend protections that currently exist for large employers allowing parents to take time off to tend to their newborn.


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