Maternity Leave - when are you starting?
I know this has been brought up a lot over the years in other threads, but its coming close to that time where I have to start preparing for my leave (thank god!).
So, I am not planning on returning to work after I exhaust my maternity leave pay, however, I want to keep the option open to come back if needed (job protection). My company does not offer its own "maternity pay", but I live in CA so, we get 4+ weeks off prior to having the baby (out at 36wks), short term disability for 6 weeks after birth, plus paid family leave 'bonding' disability for another 6 weeks - all partial pay from the state of CA. At my work, they said that I can have a total of 4 months plus 12 weeks (which I assume is the FMLA) off with job protection. Everything is so very confusing since some of these coverages overlaps with one another. I saw this website that seemed VERY helpful for those of us that live in CA - http://newmommydiary.com/2011/maternity-leave-in-california/
- What are you plans?
- When are you starting your maternity leave (before baby comes, up until your water breaks, etc.).
- Are you returning to work?
- What do you do for work?
I have less than 10 weeks to go before I start!!! I am counting the seconds.