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Modifications to California’s Mandatory Paid Family Leave Pamphlet

California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) is a temporary disability program administered under the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) to provide wage replacement benefits when a person must be off work in certain circumstances.

Employees eligible for PFL benefits may receive up to eight weeks of state-funded partial wage replacement for leaves of absence to care for a seriously ill family member, bond with a new child, or participate in a qualifying military event. Small businesses of up to 100 employees may apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee on PFL to offset the increased costs associated with the leave.

The EDD — overseeing unemployment and disability benefits, payroll tax collection, and other workplace matters — has also recently published its updated English version of the Paid Family Leave pamphlet (DE 2511, REV 20, dated 3/22).

The revised pamphlet summarizes the paid family leave benefits program, eligibility criteria, and the benefits application process and contains simplified instructions regarding the leave.

The EDD will soon release the pamphlet’s Spanish version.

All California employers must distribute the PFL pamphlet to all new hires and qualifying employees taking time out from work for a covered reason.

Employers should begin using this new version by downloading it for free from the EDD’s website or purchasing it from the California Chamber of Commerce or other organizations.

For additional assistance, please contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforthor Helena Kobrin.

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Cindy Bamforth
August 12, 2022

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