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.
Would you look for a new job during your maternity leave and still nursing? My current workplace has a great lactation room. Easily accessible and provides an onsite pump. There is also the possibility that my employer will allow me to WFH one or two days a week when I return. However, I know I won't last long in this company due to stress and the hours. Should I stay and try to get by for as long as I can or is being on maternity leave a great time to go on interviews?
It's been really hard for me to let go and leave the baby to go to the office since coming back from maternity leave. However, I know I don't want to quit my job and stay at home. Any advice to make this transition easier?
I'm pregnant and due in February 2018. Unfortunately, my company is going to be acquired by another company and there are rumors of layoffs. As long as I'm on FMLA and there are no mass lay-offs, I should be fine. However, if there is a mass lay-off, I will loose my insurance at a time I need it the most. My upper management is unable to answer any questions and is not responsive to this concern at all. Any positive experiences with COBRA? I thought I would have a stress-free maternity leave but now I will need to look for a job. I was wondering anyone out here has interviewed while over 7 months pregnant? Do you face any bias? Are they open to taking maternity leave during the first 3 months on the job? I just need the insurance and its bad how its so strongly tied to the place of employment.
When you post information like this https://fairygodboss.com/maternity-leave-resource-center? Are the weeks applicable to the USA only, or global minima ?
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