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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Supporting Parents at Work
Category: Parental Leave
If you work for an employer with four or less employees, you have no maternity leave rights at all. I’m sorry. You can still try of course, but they’re not expected to grant any leave. Some employers will still allow for some leave under their policies, but it would be a privilege, not a right.
So you’ve dusted off the old briefcase and headed back to work like a champ. Ready or not, here I come! It’s not easy to re-enter the workforce after baby. The work has piled up, coworkers are slightly irritated for having to pick up the slack, and your breasts are punishing you for leaving your
I can hear you thinking, “Okay lady. Having the right to take leave is great, but I can’t afford to take time off work!” I get it. Mama’s gotta pay the bills and those bills sure pile up once the baby arrives. For such tiny feet, they sure have a big financial footprint. Between diapers,
Hi Dad! I’m so happy you’re here trying to educate yourself on your rights. We need you! Seriously, we do. I am not going to sugarcoat it. It may be difficult for you to assert your paternity leave. I know that the law is on your side if you work in California for an employer
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
For the record, I think you are all angels. Now about the law: If you work for an employer with 5 or more local employees, you may be entitled to 12 weeks of bonding leave to be taken within one year after birth or the placement of the child in your home. Because it is
Golden Stars for the Golden State? How California Has Better Leave Laws Than Many European Countries
How many times have we heard this line – “The US is the only developed country that does not offer any paid maternity leave.” It’s true, and it is infuriating, but it does omit one important factor: a few states have taken the responsibility on themselves and generally do provide protections for families. California mothers
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
“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