Governor Newsom’s Extended Paid Family Leave Plan Would Exclude Thousands of Families

Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to extend paid family leave would exclude thousands of California families. Hundreds of thousands of public employees aren’t entitled to state maternity benefits or paid family leave. The leave that most families get is paid through a 1% disability tax, but the State Disability Insurance Code exempts state workers. Newsom says they can elect coverage from their employers or have unions bargain for paid family leave.