Child-Friendly Business Awards

Happy parents make even better employees. The Child-Friendly Business Awards recognize businesses that support their parent employees in balancing the demands of work and being a great parent.

Businesses that implement policies and practices that help their employees in their personal lives have a greater return on their investment.  Research proves employee satisfaction and business profitability depend on each other.

2015 Nominations closed – Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s winners!


Why become Child-Friendly?  Watch this video.

Listen to the 2014 Winners’ Radio Ad
Previous Child-Friendly Business Award Winners

Six Child-Friendly Laws in California that Every Parent Should Know

Sick Leave Use for Family Care
Employees who earn paid sick leave can use half of the sick leave earned each year to care for sick family members.

Family-School Partnership Act
Parents who work for an employer with 25 or more employees or more at the same location can take unpaid time off work to attend a child’s school activities (40 hours each year, but no more than 8 hours a month).

Lactation Accommodation Laws
California law requires employers to give mothers adequate break time and a private sanitary place (other than a bathroom stall) to express breast milk.

Pregnancy Disability Leave 

Women who work for an employer with 5 or more employees are entitled to up to 4 months of Pregnancy Disability Leave.

California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
Workers may take up to 12 weeks of leave to bond with a newborn baby, newly adopted or foster child within the first 12 months of the child’s arrival in the home.

Paid Family Leave Act
Workers who pay into the State Disability Insurance can get up to six weeks of partial pay a year while taking time off from work to care for a new child or a sick family member.