If you live in California and you are about to become a parent, it’s probably a good idea to get more information about the laws regarding maternity leave in this specific state. California has some of the BEST family leave laws in the country, but knowing your rights and responsibilities will help make your leave go smoothly without a hitch. One of those laws called the PFL or Paid Family Leave went into effect in 2004. Essentially this is a law that is an extension of the State Disability Insurance program. If you are about to be a mom, you could not be living in a better state. Here are a few things you want to or should know about PFL as well as a few other things outside of PFL that you should take note on.