Paid Family Leave Community Partner Toolkit

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We know the valuable role you play as a community partner in assisting people in need of Paid Family Leave (PFL). We’ve created this toolkit to help you find information and materials about PFL and the expanded leave benefit to share with your members, clients, customers, and community.

PFL provides up to eight weeks of benefits to people who take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Beginning January 1, 2021, PFL will expand by adding a new claim type called Military Assist. PFL Military Assist benefits will be available to eligible California workers who need time off work to participate in a qualifying event or activity because of the military deployment of their spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, or child to a foreign country. New, eligible PFL claimants can file their claim beginning January 1, 2021, or after to receive PFL benefits for Military Assist claims.

Webpages

Share the following webpages with potential PFL claimants. Bitlinks (bit.ly) are shortened links for use on platforms that have character limitations. Use the bitlinks where needed on social media.

PFL does not provide job protection. People may qualify for job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the following Department of Fair Employment and Housing acts:

  • California Family Rights Act
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • New Parent Leave Act

Forms and Publications

Place orders for the following materials at Online Forms and Publications.

For documents in other languages, visit PFL Forms and Publications.

Approved Messaging

Use these messages to spread the word about PFL.

  • California Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides partial wage replacement benefits for up to eight weeks. PFL benefits can be used to bond with a new child entering your life either by birth, adoption, or foster care placement. PFL also provides benefits if you need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.

  • California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides partial wage replacement benefits to California workers who take time off from work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child entering the family through birth, adoption, or foster care placement. Beginning January 1, 2021, PFL expands to cover qualifying events because of a family member’s military deployment to a foreign country.

  • California is home to the country’s first Paid Family Leave (PFL) program. PFL provides partial wage replacement benefits for up to eight weeks. PFL offers more than 18 million California workers benefits so they can be there for the moments that matter most.

  • Paid Family Leave (PFL) is there for California workers on their terms. PFL does not need to be taken all at once and can be split over a 12-month period for bonding. PFL benefits are now available for up to eight weeks. Bond with your child when it works best for you, your new child, and family because moments matter.

  • Eligible California workers can take up to eight weeks of Paid Family Leave (PFL) to bond with a new child. If both parents are eligible for California’s PFL program, their new child can benefit by having parents at home for up to 16 weeks if the parents choose to stagger their leave time. Make a plan that works best for your growing family by first visiting edd.ca.gov/disability/paid-family-leave/.

  • Paid Family Leave (PFL) allows you the option to keep care within the family. PFL offers partial wage replacement benefits to individuals who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member. Eligible California workers can take up to eight weeks to care for a child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.

  • The demands and pressures of families to balance work, family, caregiving, and other obligations continue to grow. For California workers, Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits are now available for up to eight weeks, giving you more time to care for a seriously ill family member.

  • Beginning January 1, 2021, California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) expands to provide benefits to eligible California workers who need time off work to participate in a qualifying event or activity because of a family member’s foreign military deployment.
  • Beginning January 1, 2021, California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) covers qualifying events and activities because of a family member’s foreign military deployment. PFL benefits can be used to take time off to attend an event or manage an essential need during a family member’s call to covered active duty. This may include activities such as making childcare or parental care arrangements, attending military sponsored events, or making legal or financial arrangements.
Visuals
Dad holding baby - California Paid Family Leave, these moments matter.

Share our branded PFL photos and infographics. If used, please credit the Employment Development Department (EDD).

Go to Flickr
Social Media

Connect with us and share PFL messaging from our social media channels.

Hashtags

Use the following hashtags to expand your reach.

  • #PaidFamilyLeave
  • #CAPaidFamilyLeave
  • #C. A. P. F. L.
  • #PaidLeave
  • #MomentsMatter
  • #WorkingInCA
  • #MilitaryFamily
  • #MilFam
Contact Us

If you would like us to provide a presentation to your staff or group, contact our Outreach Development Section.