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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13:  Children walk alongside an adult on May 13, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Finance Minister Bill English will deliver the federal budget on Thursday and is expected to announce a surplus and approximately $NZD 1 billion in new spending. Parents may benefit from extra paid parental leave, which has been tipped for inclusion in the 2014 budget announcement. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
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Children walk alongside an adult on May 13, 2014.

For the past decade, workers have been able to receive paid time off while taking care of a sick child, parent, spouse or domestic partner.

Another law that kicks into effect today expands the scope California's paid family leave law.

For the past decade, workers have been able to receive paid time off while taking care of a sick child, parent, spouse or domestic partner. Now, the range of people one can care for has expanded to include siblings, grandparents, in-laws and grandchildren. 

For more on this Take Two is joined by Julia Parish, attorney with the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center. 
 

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