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When can I take maternity leave from my job?

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Marcella asked 6 months ago
I am having a baby April 16th. Can I get maternity leave?

1 Answer
Riia O’Donnell replied 5 months ago
Marcella,
Congratulations!
The answer to your question depends on a few factors. Where you work, how large your company is, and how long you’ve been with them. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you will be eligible for up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave if you’ve been with the company for more than 12 months, and the company has more than 15 employees. This is the law for all states in the US, but your state may have additional options and eligibility, depending on where you live.
Do a search for maternity leave and your state’s name to see if there are any additional leave options for you.
Here’s some additional information, too: https://www.zenefits.com/workest/how-maternity-leave-works-the-employers-guide/
Best of luck

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