From the Hotline: Father Eligible for California PFL

Question: If an employee who is a new father doesn’t otherwise qualify for leave under any leave laws, is he eligible for the Paid Family Leave in California?

Answer: While an employee may not be eligible for leave rights, they can seek wage replacement under Paid Family Leave insurance, which provides up to six weeks of payable benefits to those eligible. Eligibility is determined by wages earned in the base period, loss of wages for a covered reason, and completion of necessary forms in a set duration of time.