• Sarah
  • Groveland, USA
  • 2 years ago

How much maternity leave were you given at your job?

Wondering if any ladies (especially in the US) work for companies that give paid maternity leave. If so, how much did you get? Our company does not give any, my job goes by the federal outlines for FMLA and my job is guaranteed for 12 weeks - I was able to use vacation time to cover my deductions, which was a big help, and I got some money from my short term disability insurance. I just feel like it isn't enough!
  • A
  • Wilmington, United States
  • a year ago

I get 12 weeks paid. But can take extra after that, unpaid

  • L
  • Peoria, United States
  • a year ago

It depends how big ur business is i hd 8 weeks unpaid

  • A
  • North Troy, United States
  • a year ago

FMLA requires 12 weeks. Unpaid unless you use your vacation time, which could be very little after having to use it to take time off for appointments and whatnot... after the 13 weeks, I was not ready to leave her and became a SAHM. Best decision ever.

  • A
  • Wesley Chapel, United States
  • a year ago

12 weeks off and $4000 3 months after baby was born💓

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • a year ago

It’s not enough! I’m in Canada where the federal guidelines are much more accommodating and I don’t know how you American mamas do it 😭 . We get unemployment insurance if we work enough in the year leading to maternity leave to qualify. It’s not good pay but it’s enough to get by if you prepare by saving ahead. Good luck 🤗

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • a year ago

We get 1 year of federal unemployment insurance at 55% of income (up to a max that works out to be under $500/week CAD after tax) or you can spread the same amount over 18 months (depending on the province, this legislature just went through in October where I live) so it’s 33% income up to a max, I think the max is around $300/week CAD after tax. If you work for the employer less than 1 year before going off they do not have to hold your job. I did not get topped up by my employer with my first (some employers do) and then changed jobs and got pregnant shortly after starting so I won’t get topped up by this employer either and may not have a job to return to. 🤷‍♀️

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