Found out FMLA not approved 7 weeks into maternity leave

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I sorry. What a low thing to do, knowing you’re going to need leave and not bothering to forward you the paperwork to tell you that you can’t.

I hope your doctor or union can help. Also, all FMLA is, is job protection and eligibility for a certain kind of sick time. If you are not eligible for FMLA you can still take unpaid leave if your supervisor agrees. She already assumed you would be out for 12 weeks, so why not ask her to stick to that timeline?

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

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hollyberry4 :  Apply for state healthcare for the baby. Regardless, she’ll be covered for her first year of life, that way you can take some more unpaid leave and she’ll still have health insurance. 

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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hollyberry4 :  If you and baby lose benefits, does that trigger a ‘life change’ event so that baby can get added to husbands policy?  Or what is the required time frame to register a new baby, maybe he/she can get added to husbands policy instead.  

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

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hollyberry4 :  can you do disability? I’m sorry this sucks so much. 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper

I would also contact a disability lawyer just to make sure they are indeed following the law. I just read your update about healthcare. This makes me so angry for you. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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hollyberry4 :  omg the update about the healthcare? Wtf that’s crazy. Mine makes me pay into mine when I’m not getting paid which is shitty too but  at least they won’t just take it away! I think that makes a huge difference. Anyway good luck!! 

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Daisy_Mae :   courtja :  i know 😕 sad to say it doesn’t matter and i still wouldn’t mind a c section. Though the extra two weeks is not the only reason! Anyway you are correct. I should have clarified, I can take 12 weeks but 6 would be unpaid even though I have more than enough sick days to cover it. My district only allows women to take the 6-8 weeks paid with their sick time and the men can use none of their sick time to take any days off when their children are born. Anyone can take the 12 weeks with no pay but try living on Long Island and not getting paid for 3 months 😭. Some Other districts allow men and women to take 12 weeks paid with their saved days. Anyway I can’t afford 6 weeks with no pay and I would have to pay into my health insurance as well to the tune of another $300 every 2 weeks that I would be made to pay out of no paycheck. I’m the breadwinner and I wouldn’t be able to pay my mortgage going two months with no pay 😓

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

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hollyberry4 :  But don’t forget, open season starts Nov 1, so he should be able to add her and you to his policy…

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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hollyberry4 :  how easy would it be for you to find a new job when you are ready to work again? If you can swing it I would seriously consider quitting over shit like that. They clearly don’t care about their employees.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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MsPlucky :  How do you know when her husband’s open enrollment is? Or even if he has insurance through his job?

 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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hollyberry4 :  The trigger in this case is not the baby’s birth, it would be the loss of coverage. 

Post # 29
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Sugar bee

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ohitsheragain :  Well, she said it was too late to add the baby as it’s been more than 30 days, so that would suggest he has insurance. And I would hazard to guess open season would been when the majority of insurances are – possibly not though.

Was just another suggestion, something else to think about as a solution.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

An employer that’s going to nickel and dime me over something such as being 11 hours short of the 1350-hour requirement, is not an employer for whom I’m going to pull out all the stops when there’s a tight deadline/big project.  Remember that the next time they ask you to go above and beyond. I’d put in my 40 hours and not one minute more. 

Is this the kind of place that’s all about “the big picture” when it benefits the employer, but all about “the protocol” when oh no god forbid the employee is about to get a benefit?

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