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California's New Parental Leave Law Adds to the Complexities of Administering Leaves of Absence for National Employers

Author: Jessica X.Y. Rothenberg

11/02/2017

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California's New Parental Leave Law Adds to the Complexities of Administering Leaves of Absence for National Employers

Q: I heard there is a new parental leave law in California. How does it compare to other states’ laws and will it affect my business if I have employees in California?

A: Parental leave laws are one of the most complicated aspects of employment law to administer and track. There are federal, state, and local laws at play, and there is very little uniformity across the laws and across the states. Even within one state, there may be multiple laws applicable to parental leave, and it can be difficult to navigate the interaction and overlap between the laws. California’s new parental leave law continues to add to this complexity.