How to Request CVS Maternity Leave in 6 Easy Steps
Welcoming a new baby into your family is exciting, whether it's your first child or your tenth. Planning for your isn't just about collecting appropriate clothing, furniture, and supplies.
You also need to manage parental time off so you can bond with your new baby. What you may not realize is that there is no federal mandate that requires employers to provide you with maternity leave.
Fortunately, in some states, parents may be eligible to receive paid time off for a child's birth and the first few weeks. In other cases, the individual's employer may provide maternity leave. Such is the case with CVS. If you're an expecting parent who's employed by CVS, or if your spouse is an employee, you may be eligible for paid parental leave through the CVS maternity leave policy.
Does CVS Offer Pay Maternity or Parental Leave?
If you live in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, you are likely eligible for state-funded paid maternity or paternity leave (referred to as Paid Family Leave). If you live in another state, CVC provides paid time off for employees who are pregnant as well as to spouses of women that are about to have a new baby or have had a baby.
As with most employers, in order to be eligible for CVS maternity or paternity leave, you'll need to meet certain criteria, including:
- You must complete at least 90 days of employment with CVS before your leave.
- You must work an average of at least 30 hours per week.
CVS Maternity Leave Policies
Employers don't always offer paid parental leave for new parents, but CVS is among those that do. If you or your spouse is pregnant, and you're approved for maternity or paternity leave, you'll be eligible for:
- 4 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave
- 4 Weeks of Unpaid Maternity Leave
- 4 Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave
If you choose to go on maternity leave, you can expect to receive around 60% of your base pay during your leave of absence.
Should I Apply for FMLA or Paid Maternity Leave?
With a new baby on the way, you've got a lot to worry about, and you need to plan carefully for the future. That begins with from your CVS position. You may be wondering, however, whether you're better off filing for time off with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or if you should go with the paid maternity leave through CVS.
What Is FMLA?
The FMLA is a federal program that entitles eligible employees to take unpaid leave from their jobs for specified family and medical reasons. If a worker takes time off under the FMLA, they cannot lose their job or the insurance coverage they have. Per the FMLA, you can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off after the birth of a child, regardless of whether you're the mother or father of the newborn.
FMLA by State
Perhaps four weeks of paid time off and an additional four weeks of unpaid time off aren’t enough after the birth of your child. Then what? If you're thinking about taking advantage of your right to take time off for the birth of your child without pay, you'll want to be sure to understand how your state's laws affect your eligibility.
- South Dakota
- New York
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
How to Request Parental Leave on Your Own
Applying for maternity leave or parental leave can be a bit of a daunting task. The last thing you want to do is cause yourself some trouble with your employer. You also want to make sure you get all the time off you are entitled to.
DoNotPay takes all the stress out of the process of applying for CVS maternity leave and makes everything easier for you.
Get the Paternity Time Off You Need With DoNotPay
Bonding with your newborn is vital, and your employer should honor your needs. Asking for time off, paid or otherwise, can be hard, but with DoNotPay, it's fast, easy, and painless.
How to request parental leave using DoNotPay:
If you want to request parental leave but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 6 easy steps:
- Tell us which state you work in (if you work in CA, NY, NJ, MA, WA, or DC, your state has a paid family leave program).
- Choose whether you want us to apply to the program for you or contact your employer with your leave request. If you want to apply for the program, we will walk you through the questions on the form and mail the application form for you.
- If you want us to contact your employer, enter your leave details, including the starting date, number of weeks of leave, and how many weeks of paid leave you are requesting (for example, you may take a 12 week leave, but only request eight weeks of paid leave to make the request reasonable).
- Indicate whether you are the birth parent or not (birth parents have a few additional legal protections).
- Enter the name of your company and the person to address this request to.
- Select whether you want us to email the request to your employer on your behalf.
Why Use DoNotPay to Request Parental Leave
Preparing for your new addition is exciting, but it's also challenging. You've got a lot to do, and you want to make sure you get it all done on time and correctly. With DoNotPay, you can apply for your maternity leave with the click of a button.
|Fast Process||You don't have to spend hours trying to come up with the perfect way to ask for the time off. DoNotPay will produce a professional, convincing request that will get approved.|
|It’s Easy||The last thing you want to do is to get stressed over endless paperwork and complicated processes. With DoNotPay, you can get your maternity leave request completed in minutes.|
|Prepare to Succeed||You can rest easy knowing that you've completed all the necessary paperwork and that your leave will be approved.|
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