MILK YOUR BENEFITS
When communicating with your employer about an impending birth, you need to know your rights. Whether you're a pregnant/new mother or an expectant father/partner, you're likely concerned about how much you can get paid during your leave and for how long you'll have job protection. This is an especially complicated matter when taking into account employer, state and federal leave of absence policies.
Mothers - Pregnancy and Maternity Leave
Fathers - Paternity Leave
Even though fathers may not be physically disabled by pregnancy, they are just as deserving of a leave of absence when their significant others give birth. Unfortunately, California paternity leave laws don't necessarily apply to everyone, so it's important to understand how long of a leave you can take. The amount of paternity leave available depends on a complex web of circumstances ranging from the size of the employer to date of hire.
Adoptive & Same-Sex Parents
Just like with pregnant mothers and their partners, adoptive and same-sex parents are entitled to time away from work to bond with their children. I will ensure that you receive the exact same services as mentioned above in the Paternity Leave section.
Even if you believe you understand everything regarding your upcoming leave of absence, it's worth having an expert double check that nothing has been forgotten or misinterpreted. Chances are, if you're on this site it's because you are unsure of something related to your leave; this service will bring you clarity and peace of mind.