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Supporting Parents at Work

Category: Parental Leave

Your Maternity Leave Rights in California

Hey mama! Do you work for a California company with 5 or more local employees? If you don’t, click here. If you do, you may be entitled to entitled to FOUR MONTHS of pregnancy disability leave AND 12 WEEKS of bonding leave subject to conditions. You need to ask for your maximum leave entitlement yourself.

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Special Rules for Public Employees and Union Jobs

Do you work for the government? Different rules may apply to your employment. Government employers, like the State, the County, the City, and Districts, generally have better protections for their employees than private employers. But it is not a guarantee that these are actually enforced. Parents working for the federal government sadly have some of

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Is HR On My Side?

HR is not your friend, but you should not even contemplate befriending HR. It is a workplace relationship, and should be treated as such. HR jobs are not easy. It is an important job, but it is a difficult job to do well, because their job is inherently a conflict of interest. HR is tasked

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What Is FMLA Leave? Am I Eligible for FMLA Leave?

“FMLA” is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you want to stay home to care for your baby. Which begs the question, “What is FMLA?” and “What are the FMLA rules?” This article provides FMLA guidelines to assist you, so your family can come first. This article covers: When you can take

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