Welcome! This is the 4th installment of Ask Amanda! Ask me any question regarding the workplace by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to provide an answer for you!
Dear new_dad: First of all, congratulations! I did a little research and the short answer is: yes! It's actually called Paid Family Leave. You must participate in the State Disability Insurance Program (SDI), usually taken directly out of your paycheck, to qualify. Paid Family Leave is meant for taking care of a newborn baby, adopted or foster child, seriously ill parent, family member, child, spouse, or domestic partner. There are rules and regulations that you must follow before using Paid Family Leave. Please go to http://www.paidfamilyleave.org/ for more information about Paid Family Leave. Again, congratulations!
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