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Is that Legal? The Facts About Maternity and Paternity Leave


Do you know your rights? Maternity leave, paternity leave, and everything in between isn't as straightforward as it could be, and leaves a lot to be desired for many families. What's considered standard practice in some places isn't even an option in others, and there are different laws on both state and federal levels.

How much do you know about the laws that dictate how much time you (or your husband) will get to be at home with your lil one? Take the following quiz to find out.

Is that Legal? The Facts About Maternity and Paternity Leave

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Anjellarok Anjellarok 4 years
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Natasha-Dantzig Natasha-Dantzig 4 years
ilanac13 - I couldn't agree more, and I've heard similar accounts from so many women. Something definitely needs to change.
ilanac13 ilanac13 4 years
let me tell you - after having children 2x (3 kids - twins and now a brand new baby) i've learned that there are a MILLION misconceptions about what you get for leave and it's frustrating. my last job gave me 8 weeks paid FMLA because of my c-section and my current job only gave me 6 with the same situation - and even though i debated it, they didn't budge. also, they told me that they didn't have to give me my same job after 12 weeks - just have A JOB for me....which wasn't what a 9 month preggo woman needed to hear. regardless - there are a lot of steps that the US needs to make to allow for more comfort for maternity leave and increase benefits since it's really hard to support a family when you're not getting paid, and it's really hard to feel like you have to go back to work early after having a newborn and have that separation anxiety and just not have your head into your job because you'd rather be home. i had to go back to work 2+ weeks early since i couldn't afford to be w/o pay any longer.
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