Although approximately 18.1 million California workers are covered by paid family Leave (PFL), many aren’t: Many aren’t made aware that PFL is a benefit they pay into — with people of color, immigrants, and those working in low-wage jobs most impacted by this. Even if they learn about PFL, people in caregiving roles opt not to use the benefit for many reasons.
Working family caregivers resort to other workplace supports like schedule changes and paid time off instead of PFL. However, these supports aren’t widely available. What can we do to ensure all caregivers can use PFL?
Read the full report from HIP and CA Work & Family Coalition