California Expands Family Leave Program - for Grandparents

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Brown on Tuesday signed legislation that allows workers to get partial pay while taking family leave to care for a wider variety of relatives suffering from serious illness. Currently, employees in California can receive temporary disability insurance benefits to cover up to 55% of wages lost while they take up to six weeks of leave per year to care for a seriously ill spouse, domestic partner, child or parent. The new law will extend the benefits to employees who are caring for a sick sibling, grandparent, grandchild and parent-in-law.