Tag: baby bonding

Question: An employee took two weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for his spouse and bond with their new baby, and is now requesting three additional weeks for baby bonding. Does he need to complete a periodic report regarding his return status or supply a return-to-work notice? Answer: If the…

Question: When an employee seeks “baby bonding” time, what documentation is required? Answer: For the purposes of baby bonding, there is not a specific documentation that is necessary. You can require a birth certification, court order for foster placement, or adoption documents for determination of the 12-month period the leave may be used following birth.

Question: A Tennessee-based employee was just placed on bed rest during her pregnancy. How will this impact her Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave duration of 12 weeks? What if the child has additional medical needs after the birth? Answer: If the employee has no other leave time available, it will be up to the…

Question: Can the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for a pregnancy (baby bonding time) be split up between multiple months? What if the employee is in California? Answer: Yes, the leave may be taken in partial days, weeks, or months, so long as it is taken within 12 months of the qualifying eligibility…