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Relocation Repayment and FMLA (another throw to the readers!)

Evil HR Lady

That said, in this last year, I have taken a 14-week maternity leave, which was partly paid, vacation, and partially unpaid.

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SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave

Evil HR Lady

Thursday, September 09, 2010 SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave Dear Evil HR Lady, My company does not have enough employees to qualify for FMLA.

SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave

Evil HR Lady

However, they are generously letting me take 14 weeks of maternity leave (2 weeks paid, the rest unpaid). If it were me, I'd allow both male and female employees the 12 weeks of leave. Of course, someone will pipe up that men in Sweden all take time off now, but they also get paid leave Thoughts?

Maternity Leave Problems

Evil HR Lady

We have an employee (paralegal) who is currently out of the office on maternity leave. Her work product prior to leaving was average. How can I (should I) do this while she is out on maternity leave? When she returns from maternity leave, you welcome her back and look at all the pictures of her darling little baby.

Maternity Leave Problems

Evil HR Lady

We have an employee (paralegal) who is currently out of the office on maternity leave. Her work product prior to leaving was average. How can I (should I) do this while she is out on maternity leave? When she returns from maternity leave, you welcome her back and look at all the pictures of her darling little baby.

My Boss is Going on Maternity Leave and I'm Taking Her Responsibilities

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I was wondering about something: my boss is currently pregnant and I was asked to replace her during her six-months maternity leave. This involves about twice the responsibilities and work hours on top of managing three people. What happens salary-wise in these situations? Should I ask for raise?

Breastfeeding At Work

Evil HR Lady

Prior to leaving on maternity leave I informed my employer that I would be returning in Feb as a part time employee and would need a place to pump. Dear Evil HR Lady, I need advice. Last year I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. went back to work Feb. The place was provided and a time was agreed by both of us. Help please.

Why Do I Have to go to Mandatory Counseling

Evil HR Lady

" or alternately "Why is the company forcing me to undergo disciplinary counseling for taking medical leave for a severe injury?"

Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

Here's a hint for you - in nations that require paternity leave in addition to maternity leave those differences disappear.

Update 2

Evil HR Lady

At this time, I am still at the company but I am on maternity leave and I am interviewing. I do not want to go back. In my last few weeks there before my leave I had to tell my CEO to tell him to leave me alone as he was stressing me and my baby! They told him to leave me alone. It seemed to be fine. Imagine that!

Update 2

Evil HR Lady

At this time, I am still at the company but I am on maternity leave and I am interviewing. I do not want to go back. In my last few weeks there before my leave I had to tell my CEO to tell him to leave me alone as he was stressing me and my baby! They told him to leave me alone. It seemed to be fine. Imagine that!

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Evil HR Lady

don't, however, think it's ethical to hop jobs and then either a) leave them in a lurch or b) feel like I cannot stay home if I want to because I changed jobs so recently (which also brings up FMLA). Not that FMLA is the be-all-end-all of maternity leave, but it is what it is.) Actually, I'm in 2nd gear. Congratulations!

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Evil HR Lady

don't, however, think it's ethical to hop jobs and then either a) leave them in a lurch or b) feel like I cannot stay home if I want to because I changed jobs so recently (which also brings up FMLA). Not that FMLA is the be-all-end-all of maternity leave, but it is what it is.) Actually, I'm in 2nd gear. Congratulations!

A Potential Bad Manager

Evil HR Lady

It is generally known within the department at the non-managerial level that the reason my team leader got the position instead of me after the last team leader resigned is because she used her special relationship to sabotage my reputation with our manager while I was on maternity leave. Two years. Anything can happen in two years.

A Potential Bad Manager

Evil HR Lady

It is generally known within the department at the non-managerial level that the reason my team leader got the position instead of me after the last team leader resigned is because she used her special relationship to sabotage my reputation with our manager while I was on maternity leave. Two years. Anything can happen in two years.

Crooked Bosses

Evil HR Lady

Therefore, he's under no obligation to keep you as an employee during a maternity leave. I found out that I was pregnant just a week ago. Very early in the pregnancy and anything can happen. I was going to wait to tell my boss about it( who is an attorney), but I could not hide it because I get very sick in the mornings. You don't.

You Just Don't Understand

Evil HR Lady

Furthermore, this is of particular concern to me since I have a chronic pain disorder and need to rest - obviously it is impossible for me to make arrangements to leave my pain elsewhere! Of course, right now I'm basking in the freedom of maternity leave and writing this post when I should be painting my front door. Me neither.

You Just Don't Understand

Evil HR Lady

Furthermore, this is of particular concern to me since I have a chronic pain disorder and need to rest - obviously it is impossible for me to make arrangements to leave my pain elsewhere! Of course, right now I'm basking in the freedom of maternity leave and writing this post when I should be painting my front door. Me neither.

Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem

Blogging4jobs

This week Marissa Mayer announced that she is pregnant with twins and will again be taking a paltry two week leave after their birth.

The Skinny on Maternity Leave Laws

Blogging4jobs

When it comes to maternity leave, most people expect that it is paid benefit offered by all employers when, in all actuality, it is not.

The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies

WorkEngagement

Parents in the Workplace: Tips for Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

Jobacle

However, just as you’ve settled into your new life as a parent, everything is rearranged once again as your maternity leave is nearing its end.

Paternity Leave is the New Maternity Leave

Water Cooler Wisdom

Paternity leave is the time a father takes off work at the birth or adoption of a child, and when I first started working 13 years ago, no men I knew took it.  If you and your partner are expecting, initiate the paternity leave process by speaking with your organization’s HR department.   Fortunately, a lot has changed. 

manager is on maternity leave and I’m overwhelmed, a company told me they’d call the police if I contact them again, and more

Ask A Manager

My manager is on maternity leave and I’m overwhelmed. My boss just went on maternity leave and I took over her duties in addition to my own. I’m excited for the opportunities this will present me when she gets back (promotion, raise, etc.), but I’m extremely overwhelmed for right now. Here we go…. 1.

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Get All the Facts on Maternity Leave

Resume to Referral

“Mothers report being treated with kindness and respect during their leave, while others complain of being harassed by bosses, subjected to coworker complaints, and pressured to return to work early.&#. Having children can be a time of great joy. It can also be a time of major-league stress. And for working women, the anxiety

Tech Giants Are Expanding Parental Leave — What About the Rest of Us?

Blogging4jobs

Last week Netflix announced a new “unlimited” paid parental leave policy and Microsoft an expansion of their program to 12 weeks. This week Adobe announced their paid maternal leave benefits would expand to 26 weeks. Will the trend of increasing parental leave expand past the tech industry? They’re in the tech industry.

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I keep getting work questions while I’m on maternity leave, telling new job about a counter-offer, and more

Ask A Manager

She is sending me a few emails/texts a week asking things that she could either find in my documentation or frankly just don’t matter enough to warrant asking (no, I don’t remember if I ordered pencils before leaving, but you can check the invoices). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Ice-chewing coworker.

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Blogging4jobs

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Not now, is the implication. Great!

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Mums: Use Your Career Break to Your Advantage

The Undercover Recruiter

Career Management Career break Maternity Leave MumsUse this time out to your advantage. As a Career Coach I work with a lot of mums.

I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

Ask A Manager

know my coworker secretly plans to quit after her maternity leave. We have a temp coming in to transition her work during her leave from June to October. That said, even if you told HR, they can’t deny her the ability to use her leave, so her plan will go forward anyway. It’s five answers to five questions. Still.

“While on Maternity Leave, can I attend a trade conference?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As a general rule of thumb, it’s the Mother’s Leave of Absence; she is free to do as she pleases while on it. In my 30+ years as an employment attorney, I have never heard of any law or company policy that stipulates what a new Mom can do, or cannot do, while on her Maternity Leave. It would be a two-day trip. Carleen. usually.”

job candidates who won’t talk salary, demoted after maternity leave, and more

Ask A Manager

Just prior to my leave, a replacement was hired to take over my position as supervisor of a small department of hourly workers. Is it legal to return from maternity leave and be temporarily demoted? Absent unrelated reasons, they must return you the position you held before taking leave or an equivalent position.

Unlimited Vacation & Parental Leave – It’s Good to Be In the 1%

Blogging4jobs

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about unlimited vacation and parental leave. On August 4 th , 2015 Netflix’s Chief Talent Officer, Tawni Cranz announced a new unlimited leave policy for new moms and dads during the first year after a child’s birth or adoption. ” Ultimately, unlimited vacation and leave is about trust.

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my company is sticking us with part of the hotel cost on business trips, workload while boss is on maternity leave, and more

Ask A Manager

My workload will plummet while my boss is on maternity leave. I am an administrative assistant and support a very busy professional, Barbie. my company is sticking us with part of the hotel cost on business trips, workload while boss is on maternity leave, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

Working During a Maternity Leave

Resumesimo

However, it is not an ideal world and due to finances, insurance, or career goals many new moms need to continue working even while on leave.

Employers Provide Too Little Leave Time

Blogging4jobs

My first thought was employers are not providing enough leave. Statistics on Taking leave time. Employees are granted an average of 3.4

negotiating pay when filling in for a maternity leave, bankruptcy cooties, and more

Ask A Manager

Negotiating pay if I fill in during my manager’s maternity leave. I’m in an entry-level role at my company due to a poorly-executed career change, so I’m older than the colleagues at my level. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Her granddaughter isn’t a huge distraction. Help please?

update from the reader whose male colleagues didn’t believe she’d return from maternity leave

Ask A Manager

Remember the reader whose male colleagues kept making comments about how she wouldn’t return from maternity leave , despite her clear statements that she would be returning? Here’s her update: I’m presently out on maternity leave, actually. ” (He did this a few times over the course of the event.).

Bye Bye Baby: Six Things NOT to do When You Get Back in the Office

WorkArrow

Yes, it’s hard to believe the maternity leave flew so quickly. See Parts 1, 2 and 3 for more on a smooth transition and making the most of maternity leave.) As I mentioned in a previous piece in this series, you won’t know how you’re going [.]. And just like that, you’re back at the office. Lifestyle Workplace Baby

Friday Five: Babies, Billionaires and Socially Conscious AIs

Blogging4jobs

This week I’ve got another grab bag of reads for you. Whoops! Can AI Help Gender Diversity Help AI? It turns out that it just might. Besides VR.