SB 1383

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 21, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jul 02, 2020
  • Passed Assembly Aug 31, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 17, 2020

Unlawful employment practice: California Family Rights Act.

Abstract

Existing law, the Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act, commonly known as the California Family Rights Act, makes it an unlawful employment practice for a government employer or any employer with 50 or more employees, as specified, to refuse to grant a request by an employee, who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child of the employee or to care for themselves, a child, a parent, or a spouse, as specified. Existing law authorizes an employer to refuse to grant the request if the employer employs less than 50 employees within 75 miles of the worksite where the employee is employed or if the employee is a salaried employee who is among the highest paid 10% of the employer's employees, as provided. Existing law, if both parents of a child are employed by the same employer, authorizes the employer to only grant both employees a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during the 12-month period. Existing law prohibits an employer from refusing to allow a female employee disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition to take a leave for a reasonable time of up to 4 months before returning to work. Existing law also prohibits an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes that leave, as specified. The California Family Rights Act specifies that those existing pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition leave provisions are separate and distinct from the protections provided by the California Family Rights Act. Existing law, the New Parent Leave Act, makes it an unlawful employment practice for any employer to refuse to grant a request by an employee to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child. The New Parent Leave Act defines employee as a parent who has more than 12 months of service with the employer, who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, and who works at a worksite in which the employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles. This bill would expand the California Family Rights Act to make it an unlawful employment practice for any employer with 5 or more employees to refuse to grant a request by an employee to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child of the employee or to care for themselves or a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner, as specified. The bill would require an employer who employs both parents of a child to grant leave to each employee. The bill would also make it an unlawful employment practice for any employer to refuse to grant a request by an employee to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period due to a qualifying exigency related to the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of an employee's spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States. The bill would define employee for these purposes as an individual who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, unless otherwise provided.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Votes


Actions


Sep 17, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 86, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 08, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.

Aug 31, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 46. Noes 16. Page 5509.) Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 24, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 5.) (August 20).

Aug 18, 2020

Assembly

August 18 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Jul 30, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Jul 27, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on L. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. & E.

Assembly

Assembly Rule 56 suspended.

Jul 02, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 12. Page 3930.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jun 30, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 29, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended.

Senate

Ordered to second reading.

Jun 25, 2020

Senate

Joint Rule 61 suspended. (Ayes 29. Noes 11. Page 3861.)

Jun 24, 2020

Senate

Joint Rules 61 and 62 suspended.

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Senate

(Corrected June 24).

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10(c).

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10(c).

Senate

(Ayes 29. Noes 10. Page 3815.)

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R.

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 10. Noes 8. Page 3829.) (June 24).

Jun 23, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended.

Senate

Ordered to second reading.

Jun 22, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3771.) (June 18).

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 18.

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 9.

Jun 02, 2020

Senate

Hearing rescheduled due to Capitol closure.

May 26, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 1.

May 18, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 0.) (May 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 11, 2020

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

May 08, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing May 14 in L., P.E. & R. pending receipt.

Mar 25, 2020

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 25.

Senate

Read first time.

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB1383 HTML
02/21/20 - Introduced PDF
03/25/20 - Amended Senate PDF
06/18/20 - Amended Senate PDF
06/23/20 - Amended Senate PDF
06/29/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/17/20 - Chaptered PDF

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