Becoming a mother is an exciting time. However, you also need some time to learn to adjust to it all, plus your body needs time to heal. These first few weeks are really important for new mothers and their babies. Because of this, you may be looking into maternity leave so you can take this time away from work, without worrying about your job. 

Here is what you should expect with your maternity leave. 

Though many mothers take maternity leave for granted, employers aren’t required to pay you during this time. However, if you work with a company that has fifty or more employees, you have the right to twelve weeks of maternity leave. You can save up all of your vacation and sick time to help cover your expenses during this time. You may even want to look into short-term disability. 

Your employer has to continue with your health insurance and other benefits during this time. You are going to have to continue to pay for these benefits but you don’t have to worry about losing your coverage while you are off. When it is time to return, you can go right back to your old job. Your employer is required to keep it open for you.

If you feel like you aren’t getting the rights that you deserve, you need to contact us today. We will be glad to talk to you to ensure that you are being taken care of. If not, we will fight for you!