File under the heading: Is enough ever enough? Shortly before the July 4 holiday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget into law which re-established an individual insurance mandate. What we didn’t know at the time though, was that it also expanded the Golden State Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, effective July, 2020. The law (SB 83) extends the duration of time for which employees may receive paid family leave benefits from six to eight weeks, but there’s likely more to come. It also requires that the Governor submit a proposal to the legislature – after consultation with Paid Family Leave Task Force – that details other benefits which should be expanded. Further, the Governor’s proposal must also address job protections for employees under PFL, along with increasing the wage replacement rate (currently 60 – 70%) to 90% for low-wage workers and propose other funding mechanisms for expanded PFL benefits. California was first to implement a Paid Family Leave law back in 2004, but it has since been joined by 7 other states (New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Oregon) plus the District of Columbia in mandating Paid Family Leave for private sector employees.