You can take paid sick & safe days in California for your own illness, for medical appointments, to care for an ill family member, and to seek support services related to domestic violence. Paid Family Leave is for bonding with a new child or caring for a family member with a serious health condition defined as a longer term illness, a hospitalization, or temporarily debilitating condition. Qualifying California employees are entitled to 3 paid sick days. Paid Family Leave lasts up to 8 weeks.