Sunday, June 3, 2012

AB 2039: Expanding the Definition of Family Under CFRA – Update

There is still hope for AB 2039!

AB 2039 would greatly help working caregivers as this bill expands the definition of "family" under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The current definition of family under CFRA includes caring for parents, children under the age of 18 or adult dependent children or a spouse. The bill would expand the definition of family to include caring for siblings, grandparents as well as adult children who are not a dependent but who have a serious health condition. 

Your calls, letters and faxes to Assembly Members helped keep this bill alive! AB 2039 has passed the Assembly and is now in the Senate.

Thank you for your fantastic response to the request for action and thank you to the employees and supporters of the Labor Project forWorking Families who worked diligently for months to get this through the Assembly.

Now is the time to start calling or faxing your Senator and asking for their support of AB 2039.  You can find the contact information for your Senator here Check back for more updates on the progress of this important bill.

Thank you for your continued support of AB 2039!

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