Tag: bonding

Question: If an employee who is a new father doesn’t otherwise qualify for leave under any leave laws, is he eligible for the Paid Family Leave in California? Answer: While an employee may not be eligible for leave rights, they can seek wage replacement under Paid Family Leave insurance, which provides up to six weeks…

Question: If a pregnant employee in California takes Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and we run concurrent California Family Rights Act (CFRA), is the employee also eligible for additional time under Paid Family Leave (PFL) for baby bonding? Answer: Presuming any disability, at the end of an employee’s period(s) of pregnancy disability leave,…

Question: Are we required to grant an employee’s request for a one-year leave to care for her newborn triplets now that her maternity disability leave is completed? (Our company has under 50 employees and is not subject to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave requirements). Answer: In the absence of an FMLA requirement, the…

Question: Can an employee use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time for bonding after the child is born when a surrogate is used? Answer: “Bonding time” as a leave is an eligible event under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for cases such as adoption, foster placement, and birth, regardless of whether a…

Question: What documentation is required for bonding after adoption for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off? Answer: Typically, employers require a birth certificate or adoption papers to grant an employee’s request for leave for bonding after adoption. Some employers have devised a form to be completed and certified by the placement professional or agency, which…