(Closed) Was anyone allowed to use sick or vacation time as part of maternity leave?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

FMLA at the national level is only job protection- not paid.  IF your employer chooses to pay you, that is great but is up to them, it is NOT a guarantee of pay, now there are a few states (CA and NJ come to mind, but I think there are 1 or 2 more) that have state level FMLA and that is a separate benefit, but that is not for every state.

Post # 47
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

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tracyann :  yeah – I’m in Virginia and I have zero FMLA payment.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

In my company most new moms add on vacation time to their mat leave.  We have between 3 and 6 weeks of vacation depending on how long you’ve been here, so they get at least 13 months.

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I am not pregnant yet, but the girls in my office were allowed to use their PTO and then start maternity leave.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I get 12 weeks FMLA which only provides benefits and job protection.  I can use my sick time during that time to get income, otherwise it’s unpaid.  I cannot use my sick time after the 12 weeks is over to get a bit of “additional time”.

I work for a school district.  You’d think that the people who take care of/teach other people’s children all day would actually get time to take care of their own, but nope.

Good job USA.  Doing really good work.  Ugh.

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Mrs. Meowerson :  I stand corrected! Our FMLA at work is 18 weeks. I just filled out my paperwork yesterday oddly enough haha. We get 18 weeks or 20 if we had a C Section. 

Interesting…….. 🙂

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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MrsPiggles :  are you by chance in CA?  I think that is the CA FMLA.

Post # 54
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you’re taking about FMLA covering those 3 months, FMLA is NOT paid. It’s only job protection.

Post # 55
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

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Westwood :  some states, like california, subsidize pay during FMLA.  But yes, most of us will have this time unpaid.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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raindropsonroses :  That’s what I’m planning on doing. We get 3 weeks vacay for the year so I’m going to use it prior to my due date. I will start my mat leave on my actual due date so I have a longer time with my babe.

I didn’t get to do this with my first one so I’m glad I have the vacation for this 2nd one. My due date is in March so if I don’t have to drive in February weather, that’s such a bonus!

I also live in Canada and we are super fortunate to get the kind of mat leave that we get. My mom told me when she had me in the Philippines, she only had 30 days before going back to work. The 52 weeks that we get here is insane compared to everyone else.

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