Parental Leave

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Parental Leave
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Tue, 05-12-2009 - 2:09pm

Okay I have some honest questions.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2008
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 10:13pm

Because becomming a parent isn't the same as losing your job.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-22-2007
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 12:21am

My state has two programs that are available to new parents.

Pregnancy disability is a sub-category of the state disability insurance that is available for workers with a variety of work-preventing medical conditions. It is 4 weeks prior to due date, 6 weeks after delivery or 8 if a c-section.

Paid family leave can be used similarly to FMLA, and is available for bonding time for new mothers or fathers, biological or adopted. Like FMLA, PFL is also available for those caring for a sick family member. It is also 6 weeks in any given 12 month period.

Both are paid at just over half of one's base salary (which is calculated in some arcane way only beknownst to govt. bureaucrats). Both programs are funded through payroll tax, and you have to have worked a minimum amount and contributed a minimum amount to qualify.

I sure am glad I live where I do.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 5:32am

What I was trying to point out was that it was not tax dollar funded.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-31-2008
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 5:58am

>>What I was trying to point out was that it was not tax dollar funded.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 6:32am

In Ontario the employee pays it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 1:31pm

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 9:18pm

To me it is fair.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-20-2007
Thu, 05-14-2009 - 8:30pm

They probably are not aware that it can benefit them as well (non-parents).

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-31-2008
Thu, 05-14-2009 - 10:02pm

>>Yes I it is though tax dollars but my point is that the employer doesn't pay.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Fri, 05-15-2009 - 12:05pm
Yes it comes out in tax money.

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