In 2002, California became the first state in the United States to create the Paid Family Leave (PFL) program – a family leave insurance program that provides income replacement to workers on leave for family caregiving or bonding with a new child. This website provides information and key updates about the California PFL program.

This website is maintained by the California Work & Family Coalition, a project of Next Generation. The Coalition is a collaborative of statewide and national community groups, unions and legal rights organizations dedicated to protecting every Californian’s right to a job and work-family balance. We serve as advocates for working families, lobby for policy changes, and raise public awareness to build family friendly workplaces in California.

The California Work & Family Coalition is one of sixteen state coalitions in the Family Values @ Work Consortium working for paid sick days, family leave insurance and other policies that value families at work.