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
(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
(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.