The Skinny on Maternity Leave Laws

Workology

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. Sometimes it isn’t offered because the company just plain isn’t required to offer it, so they don’t. HR maternity leave

Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem

Workology

This week Marissa Mayer announced that she is pregnant with twins and will again be taking a paltry two week leave after their birth. Why take such a short leave if not to demonstrate her capability to other (male) managers and leaders? HR Life maternity leave parental leave

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Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

However, something a lot of working women struggle with once they decide to become mothers is whether or not they will be offered paid maternity leave, and whether or not they should take it. doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave.

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

However, something a lot of working women struggle with once they decide to become mothers is whether or not they will be offered paid maternity leave, and whether or not they should take it. doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave.

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

Evil HR Lady

Friday, July 16, 2010 My Boss is Going on Maternity Leave and Im Taking Her Responsibilities 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. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

everything you need to know about maternity leave in the U.S.

Ask A Manager

What kind of maternity leave is your employer required to offer? How do people manage to take unpaid leave? How long is a typical maternity leave? How can you ask about maternity leave benefits when you’re interviewing for a job, without implying you’re going to take it soon? Over at New York Magazine today, I answer a whole bunch of questions about maternity leave in the U.S.

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.    These days, more and more new dads are taking advantage of paternity leave, which is typically unpaid although some companies offer fathers paid time off ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Many men are concerned that they will be discriminated against for taking either paid or unpaid leave

I’m being assigned “make up” work before maternity leave, coworker is pushing prescription pills, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m being assigned “make up” work before my maternity leave. Knowing that I’m going on maternity leave in three months, he asked me to cover their shifts, on top of my own, in the two months preceding my leave. I know that my being on leave will be a burden to the rest of the librarians, so I’m afraid to look like I’m not being a team player. Today, Nina went to my friend to offer her a small Christmas gift.

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

Ask A Manager

I 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. I think taking months of maternity leave pay and benefits, knowing you are going to quit shortly thereafter (within 2 months), is robbery and a truly bad thing to do. 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.

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

Workology

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. HR Life benefits maternity leave parental leave work perks

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my boss hasn’t returned from maternity leave, watching what I say around a coworker with financial worries, and more

Ask A Manager

My boss hasn’t returned from maternity leave. When I was brought on, I knew that my new manager would be leaving for maternity leave about four months in to my new position. But I figured when she got back from leave we would pick up where we left off. Her maternity leave has been over for almost three weeks now and she still isn’t back to work full-time. Is it normal for people to take extra weeks on top of 12 weeks of maternity leave?

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. Recently, the manager I’m working with was told by her doc to go on early maternity leave, which leaves her post open for about 6 months. I can also say goodbye to a permanent offer in that case. I will not give her the information unless I receive a job offer. Instead, I’d explain the situation and offer the clients who worked with you most closely.

Why We Need To Have A Serious Talk About Paternity Leave

Career Realism

Many companies in the United States offer family leave, maternity leave, or paternity leave, which allow new parents to take time off of work to care for their new child. New fathers, in particular, can face a difficult situation when taking leave.

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

Workology

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? Parental Leave Adds Value for Employees. At Adobe, the expansion of maternity leave wasn’t the only announcement.

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

Ask A Manager

I was clear with both that we couldn’t go higher than $50k, no exceptions, and when I asked if that was acceptable, they kept replying, “Well, I think that if you bring me in to interview, you’ll see all that I have to offer your organization.” I’ve been burned a couple of times with bringing candidates in, going through several interviews, and having them ultimately reject the job offer because it wasn’t in line with what they were looking for.

giving a negative reference for a nightmare employee, I don’t want to come back after maternity leave, and more

Ask A Manager

You definitely can’t give a reference that leaves out the worst parts. Job offer without ever speaking to the manager. If I (or someone else) were offered the position without having the chance to speak to the manager, that would seem like a little red flag to me. If they made an offer to me, would there be some way that I could meet with the manager, or would that be weird? If you get an offer, you could say something like, “I’m very interested.

Employers Provide Too Little Leave Time

Workology

My first thought was employers are not providing enough leave. Statistics on Taking leave time. revealed that, in addition to vacation days and sick days, employers offered paid time off for: Death in the family (33.3 %). Military leave (17.2%).

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

Workology

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. The company I work for, a la mode technologies recently announced a four-day workweek, as well as unlimited vacation and parental leave. ” 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 do not want to seem like I only care about what her leave will mean for me when I realize she probably has a lot on her mind already, but I am concerned. Go back to Barbie and say this: “I’ve been thinking about what my work will look like while you’re on maternity leave, and realize that the amount of work for me to do will change significantly during that time. It’s five answers to five questions.

questions about resigning — while your boss is on maternity leave, when your boss is hard to find, and when your coworkers are leaving too

Ask A Manager

Should I resign while my boss is on maternity leave, or on her first day back? I’m in the final stages of negotiating an offer and hope to be able to resign from my current position soon. My boss is set to return from maternity leave in two weeks, and I’m trying to decide how best to time my resignation, mulling over what you wrote here. But is telling her on the last week of leave too much of a jerk move? Resigning!

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. HR Life benefits maternity leave parental leave work perks

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

After Maternity Leave – “I Will Not Be Returning”. Often, for many different reasons, employees do not return to their employment after their Maternity Leaves are over. With 18 Great Sample Reasons).

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Does Your Employer Offer #PaternityLeave? Check Out These Great Companies For Working Dads

Career Realism

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child. Bank Of America Bank of America offers up to 16 weeks of fully paid paternity and maternity leave.

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Parents Want Career Progression Too

The Undercover Recruiter

Sally was forced to leave her management job in HR at a large company after being turned down for any kind of flexible working while on maternity leave. She was offered a lesser role. She opted instead to leave and. She asked for reduced hours, a compressed week and a nine-day fortnight. None was acceptable. View Article. Parents Want Career Progression Too Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog.

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Harvard Gives 5 Ways to Be Family-Friendly (and None of Them Involve Maternity/Paternity Leave)

Evil HR Lady

Maternity leave and paternity leave are great. Offering support for nursing mothers is also great. Yet parents who leave the workforce when their kids are young but later want to reenter it might be corporate America’s greatest untapped resource. To keep reading, click here: Harvard Gives 5 Ways to Be Family-Friendly (and None of Them Involve Maternity/Paternity Leave).

2019 155

Pregnant? When, How, and What to Tell Your Boss

Sklover Working Wisdom

I know from many of my clients’ case histories that notifying their employer of a newly confirmed pregnancy, and then “navigating” the process of the many details of “pre-leave,” “leave,” and “post-leave,” were harrowing. You can also use these suggestions as a kind of checklist for your Maternity Leave planning. Perhaps in no context is that more relevant than it is in matters of pregnancy and maternity. “ It’s a great thing about being pregnant –.

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how to start an email, turning down an offer that a friend helped me get, and more

Ask A Manager

Turning down a job offer after my friend helped connect me. I have a job offer from Company A, largely due to my connection with my good friend. However, I have also received an offer from Company B, which I feel like is a better opportunity for me. Would it reflect poorly on me to reject Company A’s offer after the effort my friend has put into getting me this connection? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 64

should I do mediation with my incompetent boss, recruiter said she felt used when I turned down an offer, and more

Ask A Manager

Recruiter told me she felt used when I turned down an offer. I waited until I had an offer to approach my boss and, to my surprise, he offered to make sure I could transfer without being told about the offer of employment I had. I told my recruiter about this and she was upset and said that she felt used and that she had to salvage her relationship with the company that had given me the offer. You’re never under any obligation to take an offer.

2016 57

How Does Parental Leave in the U.S. Compare to the Rest of the World?

The Undercover Recruiter

however, is lagging far behind in terms of parental leave and in 2016 still does not offer any mandatory maternity leave. How Does Parental Leave in the U.S. Employer Career maternity paid time off parental leave paternity

2016 63

Bringing Up Bebe: French vs. US Parenting Explored

Ms. Career Girl

Under the current system, France offers employed mothers 16 weeks of paid “congé maternité” (3-6 weeks before the expected date of birth and 10-13 weeks after). The leave is paid at 100 per cent of salary but with a weekly cap.

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employer offered me a job but said I offended half the team, my boss is overruling HR, and more

Ask A Manager

Employer offered me a job, but said I rubbed half the team the wrong way. I was recently told by email that I would be receiving a verbal offer, followed by a written offer. During the verbal offer call, the hiring manager volunteered interview feedback both critical and positive. I don’t know how this feedback benefits my work performance before I have even accepted an offer. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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the job changed after I accepted the offer, should managers pitch in when there’s a tight work deadline, and more

Ask A Manager

I accepted a job offer and then they added more responsibility to the job — but not more pay. I got the verbal offer over the phone and accepted after negotiating a bit. Then new job asked if they could call to check some details on my offer letter, which ended up being that they decided the assistant will be reporting to me instead of my new boss and so they were also changing my title to include the word “manager.” It’s five answers to five questions.

2017 43

“Pregnant and PIP’ed – What should I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My guess: your boss is hoping you’ll quit your job, so he can avoid keeping your job open for you during your maternity leave. It would seem to me quite likely that your boss – like many bosses in this situation – is getting nervous about doing without your services during your upcoming maternity leave. Your PIP seems to be interwoven with your pregnancy and impending maternity leave, in my experience, and from the information you have provided.

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5 Reasons Having A Baby Won’t Ruin Your Career

Career Realism

Maternity Leave Options. One of the most important parts of maintaining a career at the same time as having a baby is knowing your company’s maternity leave policies. Once you have figured out the maternity leave options it’s important to consider childcare.

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Does Your Leave Policy Promote the Working Parent?

Workology

While checking out some articles trending for International Women’s Day this past Sunday I came across this neat article in the Washington Post, “An unusual new policy for working mothers” in which they describe Vodafone Group’s new global maternity policy.

2015 139

The Dos and Don’ts Of The Office Christmas Party

Ms. Career Girl

Ostrich syndrome won’t cut it here; if you told Ruth in accounts that she’s weak for taking maternity leave, you’re in deep water. Approach the relevant individual – perhaps offering a gift – accept responsibility for your actions, then move on.

2016 195

Ask for More – But How Much More? Five financial considerations before asking for a raise

Ms. Career Girl

Social Security Administration, one in every four employees will experience a three or more month-long gap in employment due to a variety of factors such as maternity leave, chronic illness, or a sudden event like a car accident or heart attack.

2017 181

Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary

Workology

” However, the law does make exceptions for merit and seniority based pay scales and bonuses, provided that “pregnancy-related condition and protected parental, family and medical leave, shall not reduce seniority.”

Dovetail Software: Employee Relations Case Management

Workology

While on maternity leave in my corporate HR Director role, it was not uncommon for me to receive phone calls or emails from my HR colleagues and peers who had questions concerning past employee conversations, HR documentation, and requests.

2012 137

Who is the Happiest Woman You Know?

Careers Done Write

In these cases, the laws providing reasonable work hours, personal time off, and maternity leave provide much-needed protection. Many employers offer flexible work arrangements. As Americans, we celebrate freedom on July 4 th every year.

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5 Tips For Job Searching While You’re Pregnant

Career Realism

Although you don’t have to share that you are pregnant, keep in mind that when your employer finds out you’re going out on maternity leave in six months, they will feel like you took advantage of them. “I’ve

2013 114

Baby On Board! How To Job Search While Pregnant

Career Realism

Parental Leave Policies. Focus on what you have to offer. Don’t talk about maternity-leave until you’ve gotten the offer. Research the company’s parental-leave policy on sites such as Working Mother, Glassdoor, and CareerBliss. Baby On Board!

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“Pregnancy: Rights under Disability, FMLA and Discrimination laws.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

FMLA: Under the federal “FMLA” law, you have a right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave if your health professional is willing to certify it is needed for your health, at one time or little by little, often called “intermittent leave.” The Family Medical Leave Act, or “FMLA,” is a federal law that provides you with time off, without pay, to address a medical problem.