California Governor Gavin Newsom, who took office on Monday (January 7), intends to expand the program paid leave to care for a child.
Thursday, January 10, at a press conference on the budget, Newsom introduced a new compensation plan for new parents. They can get up to 70% of their wages when they go on vacation to care for a newborn or newly adopted child. Each of the parents or guardians can use the program for up to three months (or one person for 6 months).
“We support a six-month paid vacation, — said the Governor. Why? For the simple reason that it is necessary”.
In accordance with the current California program, paid leave parents receive part of their wages for six weeks. Birth mothers can also receive an additional six-week leave for health reasons.
From the California Committee on budgeting and the state Senate has until June 15 to consider and to vote “for” or “against” the proposal. If the program is accepted, California will become the state with the longest paid leave to care for a child. Currently, U.S. law does not guarantee that the mother or father pay for a vacation, as in this case, the decision lies solely on the employer.
Despite a breakthrough, proposed Nudemom, for the world practice of long-term leave to care for children in order. For example, in Ukraine in connection with the vacation and maternity leave for working moms paid for 70 calendar days before childbirth and 56 days after, and leave to care for a child can last up to three years. Russia’s maternity leave in total, lasts 140 days, and care — also 3 years.
Earlier we wrote that Newsome wants to allocate $25 million from the budget ($209 billion) in order to “provide California residents with clean drinking water.”