California Fails To Extend Family Leave Rights For Parents In Small Businesses

Although big-name companies offer generous paid family benefits — sometimes months of leave for both parents — many workers can’t take more than a few days off, even without pay. But work-life advocates say they’re encouraged by generous corporate perks.

“It’s a cultural shift,” said Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality at the National Women’s Law Center. “Some employees don’t see this as a benefit but as a necessity.”