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Maternity Leave in New York State
How does New York State's new paid family leave policy dovetail with short term disability policies? I'm trying to decide whether to purchase additional short term disability coverage to cover wage losses during my next pregnancy. New York State has passed Paid Family Leave and so I understand if I give birth in 2018 I will be eligible for approximately 50% of my salary for 8 weeks. What is unclear to me is whether I would first take 6 weeks of short term disability and then 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave? Or is the short term disability taken at the same time as Paid Family Leave and so I would collect disability and paid family leave at the same time up to 100% of my salary. In that case it wouldn't make sense to purchase additional disability coverage. I can't find an answer anywhere, and my employer and their short term disability carrier Aflak don't know either.
I am about to go out on Maternity Leave and my boss got a maternity leave cover for me. I know I'm on track to get promoted when I get back from leave. I'm really paranoid that somehow this woman is going to get my new promotion/job instead of me! Anyone else have good or bad experiences with maternity leave cover situations?
I'm having a hard time concentrating, I feel so huge and uncomfortable and am just generally wondering whether I should just go home most days and start my maternity leave already...even though I was planning on working until week 40. What did other people do if they were feeling this way?
I'm just returning to work after maternity leave and I have so much catching up to do. Is it ok to fly under the radar my first few days in the hopes that people won't realized I'm back so I can get up to speed?
I was planning on working right up until the very last possible moment so as to have the longest maternity leave I can but I'm feeling so exhausted these last few weeks that I almost just want to start my mat leave now. Anyone else have any suggestions about what to do? All I want to do is sleep (but I can't! b/c it's not comfortable).
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