May 31, 2016 1:53:51 PM
By Coastal Payroll
San Francisco Mayor, Edwin Lee, has signed into law the Paid Parental Leave for Bonding with New Child Ordinance or Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (PPLO). This makes San Francisco the first city in the country to require that parents receive six weeks of fully paid parental leave (PPL) to bond with a new child.
San Francisco’s leave program is meant to complement the California Paid Family Leave (CPFL) program, which provides up to 55% of an employee’s wages and is funded through the state’s unemployment insurance law. The city’s leave program requires an employer to provide the additional 45% of a qualified employee’s wages so that an employee can receive a combined total of 100% of wages during a parental leave.
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Date of implementation depends on an employer’s size (total number of employees, regardless of location):
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