California’s AB 1041: Adapt Leave Laws to Include Chosen and Extended Family

California’s AB 1041: Adapt Leave Laws to Include Chosen and Extended Family

The majority of households in the U.S. today depart from the “nuclear family” model of a married couple and their biological children.  

California is home to the 4th largest LGBTQ+ community in the U.S with 42% of LGBTQ+ adults saying that they would rely on close friends during an emergency, compared with 25% of the general population. California also has a high number of people living in multigenerational households with extended family members including aunts, uncles and cousins, who are left out of our current leave laws. 

AB 1041, authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, would ensure that California workers are able to be there for their loved ones when it matters most by adapting our leave laws to include chosen and extended family.

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