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.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2008
Sun, 05-17-2009 - 1:59pm

I'm thinking of people like my neighbor who laments never having gotten a degree and doesn't know how to get one now because she can't afford time off of work but she may lose her job and then she's really screwed with no job and no education.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2009
Sun, 05-17-2009 - 2:57pm
Why does she need time off to get a degree?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 05-17-2009 - 4:44pm
Has your friend looked into community colleges? There are lots of evening and weekend classes available, and they can get certified in something relatively quickly. Or they could take credit courses towards an associate's degree. (If they are interested in a bachelor's degree, it will save them a lot of time and money to get the associate's and then transfer to a 4-year college). HTH!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-22-2007
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 12:43pm

Can I say again that I am glad to live where I do?

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Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?

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Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 1:43pm

<It's your choice to have children.>>


Yet all the pro-lifers seem to want to take that choice away from us.

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 1:53pm

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Registered: 12-31-2008
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 4:23pm

>>Yet all the pro-lifers seem to want to take that choice away from us.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 8:46pm

It's not just CA, it's federal. http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/

Family and Medical Leave Act

Overview

Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

* for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;
* for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;
* to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
* to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 1:19am
California's PFL is partially paid for six weeks. FMLA is not.

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Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 11:29am

True. Whether or not states chose to pay for it is up to the states. But the act is federally mandated and applies to all the states within the parameters of the act. Whether or not each individual family can afford to take the act is up to them. The act is there for everyone who qualifies. It is "fair". A single, unmarried, with no kids adult can take the same leave as a working parent. It's the rare individual who doesn't have any extended family that the act covers.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett