Before you continue reading, sign up for our free monthly employment newsletter! My employer gave me 4 weeks of paid time off after the birth of my child.

Your thoughts? She stated that “since PDL and FMLA run concurrently, you only get 17 1/2 weeks off, since you used 10, it only leaves you with 7 1/2. When i go on maternity leave on 7/16/18 i will have worked at my job for 10 months. However, Employer does not provide maternity leave. Back-to-back pregnancies: What happens to my maternity leave?

But contact a lawyer to get specific legal advice on point. Plus, PDL is much more generous than FMLA, giving you up to 17.3 weeks of leave versus 12 weeks under FMLA. Am I entitled to any form of paid leave at all, being that I haven’t been here for 12 months nor have I worked 1250 hours? PDL is distinct from FMLA. Please watch the video above as it explains better than I can in a comment. I am not sure if this is legal ? I’m out on pregnancy disability. Hello, Very well done sir, thank you. I have my medical insurance thru my employer and I don’t want to loose those benefits what can I do??? 6 weeks disability and 6 weeks of bonding time. Throughout my entire pregnancy I was under the impression I was going to have paid FMLA through the California EDD. Also the bathrooms have no finished closed walls. But my family decided to move in December. This is too complicated for a quick response. In order to be eligible for SDI, one of the requirements is that you must be employed or actively looking for work at the time you become disabled. My employer location is Santa Clara. I have question I am suffering badly from postpartum/ depression from my pregnancy which makes it difficult for me to handle situations at work.

So, which leave I could avail now?

I have a few questions about my own leave was wondering if you could help answer!

I am returning to work next week from maternity leave.

HR states I will get 6-8 weeks for disability for pregnancy according to CA law and up to 13 weeks if I’m further disabled.

I am 20 weeks pregnant and my employer knows about it. Hi!

36 weeks).

I have worked for this company about 4 years and now I am concerned.

Thank you so much for the video! Or are they both the same 6 week period? Hi Karina, its best to call an employment lawyer.

What leaves she is eligible for ?

Hi, Again, I plan to work again, just not sure if it will be with my previous employer or with a company that would allow me to work from home. It seems so unfair that because of this transfer of ownership, I’m not going to be eligible for FMLA, even though I’ve worked for the company for over 2 years. Definitely confirm with your insurance provider for details! Contact a lawyer for a consultation.

Funding has been tight, and the founders decided to lay me off (I’m the only nontechnical employee) at the end of the month (6/30/17). When I came in they handed me an envelope with a paper that said I was discharged???

See if you can get them both on the same page. Its a very gray area, so if you’re affected seriously, I recommend that you contact a lawyer for a consultation. I want to take two weeks off from my baby bond but it was denied because I did not give my job a two week notice.. A week after i told my supervisor and staff i was expecting, they cut my hours because work was “slow” and since then have sent me home early on some days. The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours for the employer of work in the preceding year. I am a part time associate.

It’s really been super helpful and thank you for all the work you put into it Happy New Year! CA EDD.

Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The answer is usually, yes!

I worked at the CA location for a year and then relocated to OR (Remote) not an office. I have a question regarding maternity leave and working for a school.

Her future at this company is unkown. Never took any SDI worked before, during and after my delivery could I file now for my maternity leave even though I just got laid off. The eligibility criteria for each regulation differ.

My question is there is anyway I can have maternity leave. I’m going out 4 weeks before my due date and planning on being out 12 weeks after.

My job is to do all office paper work.

However, new dads are only eligible for PFL benefits because they could care for a sick spouse or infant, or bond with a newborn baby – and do not suffer a disability.

Who could I reach out to, to help change the California EDD process for new mothers? Hello, I am currently pregnant and will be taking PDL in November 2017.

However, if you become disabled as a result of your pregnancy, the employer may have to reasonably accommodate you. Thanks again!

The EDD determines your SDI eligibility and benefit amount by looking at your “base period,” which is pre-determined based on when you file your SDI claim. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. But right now I’m the only breadwinner and am providing insurance for my family. The bottom line is that for any healthy preggers (i.e. What can I do?

The State of California does have six weeks of paid leave, but that is a state benefit, not through your employer. I feel more sick cause that.

I am currently only 4 weeks pregnant and I am due January 8th 2018.

He tells me all this stories about him and his business. So glad to hear the post was helpful. I mainly would like to know if the CA law overrides the Federal law for how many weeks your job is protected.

My work will start on June 5th.

I don’t know what to do?? I think you should contact a lawyer if your employer denies your request for maternity leave.

My current workplace has taken an unexpected turn and there’s a possibility I may get laid off. Hello. Once you’ve completed your 10 or 12 weeks of PDL (4 weeks before birth + 6/8 weeks after birth) – or more importantly, when your doctor has certified you no longer disabled by your pregnancy or childbirth – the clock gets reset with an additional 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) or the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) to bond with your baby. I’m pregnant now, I’m eligible for California paid family leave program? That’s what CFRA is for. But often disabilities are not continuous. One place I worked there almost 3 years and second job started on Jan 2020.

Bummer. My son was born 4 months ago and I’m just now returning to work.

So they will not offer me maternity leave with health insurance. I applied for SDI to get payment for the remaining 2 weeks. The company was recently sold with an acquisition date of 6/9/17. I have a question I wanted to confirm. Also, CFRA and NPLA is an “either / or” situation — you’re either eligible for CFRA or NPLA, depending on your employer’s size.). The maternity leave benefits for self-employed individuals in California run the gamut because many of the laws exempt independent contractors and people who work in small businesses.

Your SDI eligibility is not dependent on your current wages, but instead wages that were subject to CA SDI taxes earned approximately 5 – 18 months prior to the start of your disability. Thanks. Is this legal? If your home falls within the geographic range, probably, yes.

You can call our office or any other that is familiar with CA law. I have worked for about a year now but only worked part time so I am afraid I don’t fully qualify. And I gave a birth may 3rd 2018. I was denied because they said I had to go to disability.

I went on an LOA due to stress at work.

Several California laws pertaining to loans and medical billing can affect your parental leave experience.

To be fair, I only worked at the company for 8.5 months before I went on leave, so I’m not protected under FMLA. I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT AND I LET THE MANAGER KNOW. What right to pay, if any, do government workers who do not pay into SDI have?

Do I have any rights here to help fight for me job?

Should I be receiving Califonia benefits, since thats where I’m employed? If you don’t meet the 12month, 1250hr, threshold, employers are not required to hold your job open for when you return.

If so, as a temp how soon can i take the leave? Only boring people get bored, but on the real tip, the extra rest is amazeballs and I (assume this is the norm for all preggos) got HUGE in the last 2 weeks. Am I ALSO eligible for federal taxable $1252 weekly PFL for 6 weeks? Hi, I am working with big firm. I’ve already told my employer that I wouldn’t be able to return to the same hours after my second child is born due to the fact that I cannot afford daycare for two children; so I asked to change my hours to accommodate fot that (I work for a 24 hour facility).

After my leave periods gets over I will have to look for new projects,may be with a different client. Can this major company let me go since I’m not covered under FMLA?

PDL is not a requirement to be eligible for SDI, but it’s a necessary component because you need PDL to protect your job. I’ve never heard of this and can’t find it anywhere under FMLA??? Can you still collect State Disability and Paid Family leave, along with partial pay, as long as it doesn’t surpass your salary? Your employer employs at least 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of your worksite (for CFRA) or 20-49 people within a 75-mile radius of your worksite (for NPLA). Can your company fire you for becoming pregnant?