California Businesses Speak Out About Paid Family and Medical Leave (Video)

In 2002, California passed the nation’s first paid family leave insurance program. Workers in California are able to take partially paid time away from work to care for a sick family member or bond with a new child. Under the state’s disability program, workers in California were already able to take time away to address their own serious illnesses or during pregnancy. The program is funded by a very small employee payroll tax contribution. This video showcases the voices of California employers who are implementing the state law. These employers also support the FAMILY Act, federal legislation to create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.