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Maternity Leave

How Does Maternity Leave Work?

Maternity leave is one of those topics you leave on the back burner until it is time to deal with it; after all, if you’re not pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant soon, why worry about any benefits or returning to your former position after the birth of your baby, right?

Did you know the United States is one of only three countries left in the world that fails to guarantee paid maternity leave?  The others are Papua, New Guinea and Oman.

How Does Maternity Leave Work

How Does Maternity Leave Work?

Maternity leave used to be something that was either frowned upon by the male sexes or it was just something you never heard of anyone doing,  its a shame that the younger generation didn’t get enough Mom time, but nowadays things have changed and for the better for once.  Maternity leave or family leave as it’s more commonly called these days (since it’s for moms and dads) is when a mother or father takes off from work for a certain period of time.  This can be time off for a biological child, foster child, adopted child, etc.

Maternity Leave Laws in California

The Maternity Leave Laws in California

If you live in California and you are about to become a parent, it’s probably a good idea to get more information about the laws regarding maternity leave in this specific state. California has some of the BEST family leave laws in the country, but knowing your rights and responsibilities will help make your leave go smoothly without a hitch.  One of those laws called the PFL or Paid Family Leave went into effect in 2004.  Essentially this is a law that is an extension of the State Disability Insurance program.  If you are about to be a mom, you could not be living in a better state.  Here are a few things you want to or should know about PFL as well as a few other things outside of PFL that you should take note on.