Tag: paternity leave

Question: Are there any differences in paternal and maternal baby bonding requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Answer: Both parents are entitled to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for the birth or placement of a child for up to 12 workweeks. As such: Both parents are entitled to FMLA leave…

Question:  What are the requirements for male employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Parental Leave?  If males have to be treated the same as females, would they be eligible for short-term disability benefits for the birth or adoption of a child? Answer:  Under the federal FMLA rules, the law does provide benefits…

Question: We are developing a maternity/paternity leave policy for employees in the states of New York, Virginia, and Georgia, and want to have one plan for consistency and ease of administration.  What advice can you provide about the issues we should consider? Answer: First of all, in order to have one plan “fit” for all…

Question: How is paternity leave managed for California employers with over 50 employees? Answer: Employees may be eligible for federal Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act leave because the employer is a California employer with over 50 employees. In general, both laws require covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks…