Easily Apply for Maternity Leave at EY In 6 Steps
Welcoming a new child into the family can be a joyous occasion, but when taking time off work, and potentially losing a considerable amount of pay, it can cause a financial strain or cause one to worry about job security. The United States does not have a federal paid maternity, parental or family leave program. While some states are entering into the realm of paid leave legislation, most individuals rely on the Family and Medical Leave Act to protect their jobs. Companies can offer various benefits related to parental and family leave, so if you are looking into applying for , DoNotPay can help.
Are You Entitled to FMLA or State Parental Leave?
The Family Medical Leave Act (also known as FMLA) is a federal labor law that protects individuals who need to take a leave of absence from work for specific family/medical reasons. Many states have enacted similar types of legislation that provides time off for parents.
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?
FMLA requires that employers give unpaid leave to eligible persons for up to 12 weeks during a 12-month period for:
- The birth, adoption or placement of a foster child (time taken for pregnancy complications can be counted towards FMLA)
- To care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition
- To take time off for serious personal health conditions that make them unable to work
- Certain issues that affect members of the armed services/their family
Your employer is not required to pay you, but you may be able to use your personal/sick/vacation time during your time off. Your employer must allow you to maintain your benefits if you continue to pay your portion, and return you to the same/similar position, pay and benefits package as before you left.
Does Your State Offer Paid Parental Leave?
Some states offer protected parental leave options. Check your specific state to learn more:
EY Maternity Leave Policies
Ernst & Young Global Limited, doing business as EY, is one of the largest professional services networks in the world. They have over 700 offices in more than 150 countries across the world, with offices in 36 states and Washington D.C. Many of their locations are in states that offer additional parental leave laws. EY's family leave policy goes beyond what a typical FMLA claim would provide, as they provide significant paid leave for employees, but it's important you know what protections your state offers as well.
Recently, EY updated their family leave policy, opening up more advantages to less-tenured employees. Here's a basic overview of :
- Applies to births, stillborn birth, adoption, and surrogacy
- Removal of tenure requirement (previously 5 years for maximum benefits)
- Provides 18 weeks of paid parental leave
- Leave can be taken by either parent.
- Employees can take leave flexibly, in a block or on a part-time basis during the 24 months after the event.
How to File for EY Maternity Leave on Your Own
If you are ready to file for parental leave, it is important to understand how your state's FMLA/parental leave laws work in conjunction with FMLA and EY's company parental leave policies.
- Review and understand your rights under FMLA
- Review your state family and medical leave laws as applicable
- Go through the proper channels at EY to file for parental leave and discuss all of your options.
- Depending on your situation, you may be able to add your personal time or your state/FMLA leave to maximize your time off.
- Submit all the paperwork and forms with any corresponding documentation
- While emergency deliveries, foster care placement, etc. cannot always be predicted, it is important to do your best to communicate and submit paperwork in a timely manner when possible.
How to File for Parental Leave With DoNotPay
Understanding all of your options for parental leave can be confusing. Filling out all of the forms can be time-consuming. Save yourself time and stress by allowing DoNotPay to do the work for you.
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 8 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?
DoNotPay can help you apply for parental or FMLA leave, no matter where you work. We can help you submit an FMLA request letter to any company, or file for parental leave in California, Florida, New York, New Jersey or any other state. We want to help you take care of yourself and your family, so we do the work for you. It's fast, easy and successful.
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