Work & Family Helpline

If the resources below do not answer all your questions, please call our helpline (services available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and other languages).
  • 800-880-8047
    Toll-free in California
  • 415-593-0033
    Outside California
  • Inquire by email

Know Your Rights: Videos

Please note, starting July 01, 2020, EDD Paid Family Leave is available for 8 weeks instead of 6 weeks.

Fact sheets and resources

Here are detailed fact sheets about your rights, plus do-it-yourself guides, sample letters Legal Aid at Work has created for you to use to communicate with your employer, and other resources.   For information in Spanish or Chinese, click the translate buttons at top of this page.   You can find some of our material in Tagalog here and in Vietnamese here.

 

Please note, starting July 01, 2020, EDD Paid Family Leave is available for 8 weeks instead of 6 weeks.  Check back soon for our updated materials.

 

Our Partners

You may get additional information from groups that Legal Aid at Work collaborates with.
  • Mother and baby
    Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition
    Legal Aid at Work directs a coalition of nonprofits, businesses, and government working for stronger family-friendly workplace policies.
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  • cute baby being examined by a doctor
    Medical Legal Partnerships
    We collaborate with hospitals and county health departments to provide information on new parents' legal rights
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  • California Work & Family Coalition
    California Work & Family Coalition
    As a leading member of the CWFC, we promote laws strengthening family policy.
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Highlights of Our Work

Here are links to blog posts, press releases, and news media coverage about the work of this program.
  • Advocates Praise Governor Newsom’s Continued Dedication to Equitable Paid Family Leave in the May Revision of Budget
    Advocates Praise Governor Newsom’s Continued Dedication to Equitable Paid Family Leave in the May Revision of Budget

    Sacramento, CA (May 14, 2020) Legal Aid at Work and the California Work & Family Coalition...

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  • Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation
    Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation

    SAN FRANCISCO (January 17, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work, the California Work & Family Coalition,...

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  • New Mother Sexually Harassed at Mojave Desert Military Base
    New Mother Sexually Harassed at Mojave Desert Military Base

    BARSTOW – When Jennifer Atkinson returned to work at a military base in the Mojave Desert after...

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  • A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support
    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support

    With unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 27 million more...

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  • LAAW's Ground-Breaking Medical-Legal Partnerships Featured in Slate
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  • LAAW Client Fights Breastfeeding Barriers in Asian-American Communities
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More Highlights

Other Resources

  • first page of case study
    Pregnancy + My Job: A Case Study in Creating Know-Your-Rights Materials for Working Parents
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  • case study cover
    Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition: A Case Study on Local Coalition Building to Support Health & Gender Equity
    Click Here
  • father and child with work and family helpline information
    Work & Family Postcard
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  • legal aid at work logo
    Workplace Rights of Pregnant Workers and New Parents Presentation
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