The California Employment Training Panel (ETP) and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1,000,000 in California State General Fund dollars, for California Small Businesses impacted by the Paid Family Leave Program, in order to help offset the costs incurred when training employees to cover the duties of the individual utilizing Paid Family Leave.
The PFL program allows California workers to take paid leave to bond with a new child (through birth, adoption, or foster care) or to care for a seriously ill family member. Beginning July 1, 2020, this leave has been expanded from six to eight weeks. Additionally, the program is also expanding the 12 week non-paid protected leave to all businesses, regardless of business size.
Businesses that are impacted by the PFL program will have increased costs such as: training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on PFL, hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the employee on PFL, and the marketing, recruitment, and training costs to cover these activities.
The Paid Family Leave Small Business (PFLSB) Grant will provide to California Small Businesses of less than 10 employees $500 for each employee who is utilizing the PFL Program, up to a total of $4,500 per small business, to help offset the costs involved with training other employees to cover the duties of this individual on leave.
After reviewing the eligibility requirements and collecting the information needed to apply, you can click the button below to begin the application process. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes, and if you need to pause and continue later there is the option to do so.
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