The State Worker

Poll: So how much family time off did you take, California state workers?

Now that Netflix has said it will give its employees up to one year off with pay following the birth or adoption of a child, a natural question for this blog is: How much time off do California state workers take in similar circumstances?

The state allows its employees to take a year off for a birth or adoption, but unlike Los Gatos-based Netflix, it doesn’t pay their salaries. Instead, state workers must use leave credits or disability insurance to fill in all or part of their wages while tending to their new family member. Like Netflix, state workers have return rights when they take leave.

The state’s paid family leave law, by comparison, pays roughly 55 percent of wages for up to six weeks within a 12-month period. The law does not provide job protections.

With that background in mind, check out our family leave poll.