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Balancing work and family is not always easy. Whether it’s attending your child’s school activity or having a space to breastfeed, workplace flexibility makes a big difference.
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).
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.
Share these laws with your employer and discuss which one could help you.
Since 2006, the annual Child-Friendly Business Awards have recognized businesses that support parent employees to balance the demands of work and being a parent.