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.
California Paid Family Leave (PFL) is part of the California State Disability Insurance program providing benefits to eligible California workers who need time off work to care for a seriously ill or injured family member, to bond with a new child, or to participate in a qualifying military event. PFL pays up to 8 weeks of benefits in a 12-month period. Although PFL does not provide job protection, there are various federal and state laws that provide protected leave for up to 12 weeks.
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.
PFL SB Grant will provide to CA small businesses with 51-100 employees a payment of $1,000 and a payment of $2,000 to CA small businesses with 50 or fewer employees who is utilizing the CA PFL Program.
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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