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Unemployment Insurance Code - UIC

DIVISION 1. UNEMPLOYMENT AND DISABILITY COMPENSATION [100 - 4751]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1953, Ch. 308. )
  

PART 2. DISABILITY COMPENSATION [2601 - 3306]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1953, Ch. 308. )
  

CHAPTER 7. Paid Family Leave [3300 - 3308]
  ( Heading of Chapter 7 amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 797, Sec. 19. )

  
3302.2.  

For purposes of this chapter, a “qualifying exigency related to the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the individual’s spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States” means any of the following:

(a) Activities undertaken within seven calendar days from the date that a spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States to address any issue that arises from the call or order.

(b) Attendance in either or both of the following:

(1) An official ceremony, program, or event sponsored by the military that is related to the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent.

(2) A family support or assistance program and informational briefing sponsored or promoted by the military, military service organizations, or the American Red Cross that is related to the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent.

(c) Any of the following activities related to the biological, adopted, or foster child, stepchild, legal ward, or child for whom the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States stands in loco parentis, who is either not more than 18 years of age or, if equal to or more than 18 years of age, is incapable of self-care because of a disability at the time that the paid leave is to commence:

(1) Arranging for alternative childcare for the child when the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States necessitates a change in the existing childcare arrangement.

(2) Providing childcare for the child on an urgent, immediate need basis when the need to provide this care arises from the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(3) Enrolling or transferring the child to a new school or day care facility when enrollment or transfer is necessitated by the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(4) Attending meetings with staff at the child’s school or day care facility, including, but not limited to, meetings with school officials regarding disciplinary measures, parent-teacher conferences, or meetings with school counselors, when these meetings are necessary due to circumstances arising from the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(d) To make financial and legal arrangements for either or both of the following purposes:

(1) Making or updating financial or legal arrangements to address the absence of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States while on covered active duty or call to covered active duty, including, but not limited to, preparing and executing financial and healthcare powers of attorney, transferring bank account signature authority, enrolling in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), obtaining military identification cards, or preparing or updating a will or living trust.

(2) Acting as the representative of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States before a federal, state, or local agency for purposes of obtaining, arranging, or appealing military service benefits while the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States is on covered active duty or call to covered active duty, and for a period of ninety days following the termination of the covered active duty.

(e) Attending counseling provided by someone other than a health care provider, for oneself, for the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States, or for the biological, adopted, or foster child, a stepchild, or a legal ward of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States, or a child for whom this person stands in loco parentis, who is either not more than 18 years of age, or equal to or more than 18 years of age and incapable of self-care because of a disability at the time that paid family leave is to commence, provided that the need for counseling arises from the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(f) Accompanying a spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States while that individual is on short-term, temporary, rest and recuperation leave during the period of deployment in a foreign country, provided that any leave taken for this purpose is for not more than 15 calendar days beginning on the date of commencement for the rest and recuperation leave.

(g) Attending arrival ceremonies, reintegration briefings and events, and any other official ceremony or program sponsored by the military for a period of 90 days following the termination of the covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(h) Addressing issues that arise from the death of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States while on covered active duty status, including meeting and recovering the body of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States, making funeral arrangements, and attending funeral services.

(i) (1) Any of the following activities related to the parent of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States while the parent of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the armed forces during covered active duty is incapable of self-care by requiring active assistance or supervision over daily self-care in three or more of the activities of daily living or instrument activities of daily living:

(A) Arranging for alternative care for the parent of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States when the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States necessitates a change in the existing care arrangement for the parent.

(B) Providing care for the parent who is incapable of self-care on an urgent, immediate need basis when the need to provide this care arises from the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(C) Admitting or transferring the parent to a care facility when admission or transfer is necessitated by the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(D) Attending meetings with staff at the parent’s care facility, including, but not limited to, meetings with hospice or social service providers of the parent of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States when these meetings are necessary due to circumstances arising from the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “activities of daily living” include adaptive activities, such as caring appropriately for one’s grooming and hygiene, bathing, dressing, and eating. Instrumental activities of daily living include, but are not limited to, cooking, cleaning, shopping, taking public transportation, paying bills, maintaining a residence, using telephones and directories, and using a post office.

(j) Any other activities to address other events that arise out of the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States, provided that the employer and employee agree that this leave shall qualify as an exigency, and agree to both the timing and duration of this leave.

(k) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 849, Sec. 5. (SB 1123) Effective January 1, 2019. Section operative January 1, 2021, by its own provisions.)