Article 6. Employer Elder Care Benefits of California Unemployment Insurance Code >> Division 3. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 6.

(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
  (1) The percentage of California employers offering pension and retirement plans to employees is substantially lower than the national average.
  (2) Many employers lack an understanding of the implications of our coming "age wave," and how to best assist employees in preparing for the long-term care needs of themselves and their families.
  (b) It is the intent of the Legislature, in future years, to develop and to enact legislation to institute elder care and caregiving programs as an employee benefit, holding employers to the same standard in providing benefits and leave time for employees caring for elders as those provided employees caring for children.
(a) The Legislature requests that the Senior Worker Advocate Office of the Employment Development Department work with the California Commission on Aging and other interested organizations including, but not limited to, AARP, in order to conduct outreach to the business community. The Legislature encourages other state entities, including, but not limited to, the California Department of Aging, to join in this effort.
  (b) The Legislature requests that this outreach effort be directed at educating employers about the implications of the impending "age wave," and at providing employers with information on matters relevant to the aging population and on related employment implications.
  (c) State funds may not be appropriated for purposes of this article. The Employment Development Department is not required to undertake any new task pursuant to this article unless the department receives federal or private funds for the purposes of this article.