Effective July 1, 2019, excluded employees enrolled in annual leave are eligible for Non-Industrial Disability Insurance - Family Care Leave (NDI-FCL). This program provides partial wages for up to six weeks within any 12-month period. All other NDI rules, requirements, and processes remain the same.
To qualify, employees must be unable to perform their regular or customary work due to the need to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child, including children who are adopted or a foster care placement. A family member for purposes of NDI-FCL means child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.
Additional information regarding NDI-FCL can be found in the CalHR Online HR Manual 1411 - Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI), or on the Employment Development Department's webpage.