California was the first state to require that employees be given paid family leave. Paid family leave (or “PFL”) is available to any worker that requires extended time off to care for a newborn or sick family member. But, these benefits are not automatic. You must apply to receive them. This article will go over the eligibility requirements and how you can be disqualified.
There are several requirements to qualify for PFL, including:
You will be required to wait seven days before payments are disbursed. Additionally, your employer can require that you use up to two weeks of paid vacation days before family leave benefits kick in.
PFL is not available to everyone. Here are some of the ways that California may deem you ineligible for these benefits:
If your benefits were denied or you are unable to get through the approval process, then you may want to speak to an attorney. Carefully review the requirements before you begin the filing process. You don’t want your benefits hung up on a paperwork technicality.
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To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.