Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 770 which expands California’s temporary family disability insurance program. Under the new law, employees who take time off to care for a seriously ill sibling, parent-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild are also eligible for up to 6 weeks of family disability leave benefits. The prior law granted those benefits only when the employee was caring for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, domestic partner, or engaged in baby bonding.
SB 770, which was sponsored by Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), adds to and amends several sections of the California Unemployment Insurance Code. It takes effect July 1, 2014. You can find the full text of SB 770 here.