Okay I have some honest questions.
I'm thinking of people like my neighbor who laments never having gotten a degree and doesn't know how to get one now because she can't afford time off of work but she may lose her job and then she's really screwed with no job and no education.
Can I say again that I am glad to live where I do?
Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?
<It's your choice to have children.>>
Yet all the pro-lifers seem to want to take that choice away from us.
>>Yet all the pro-lifers seem to want to take that choice away from us.
It's not just CA, it's federal. http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/
Family and Medical Leave Act
Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:
* for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee; * for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care; * to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or * to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
True. Whether or not states chose to pay for it is up to the states. But the act is federally mandated and applies to all the states within the parameters of the act. Whether or not each individual family can afford to take the act is up to them. The act is there for everyone who qualifies. It is "fair". A single, unmarried, with no kids adult can take the same leave as a working parent. It's the rare individual who doesn't have any extended family that the act covers.