How to Request Maternity Leave at KPMG?

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How to Request Maternity Leave at KPMG?

Many companies provide paid parental leave to employees; however, federal and state laws do not mandate paid time off for family medical leave. According to a study by Diversity Inc. Best Practices, KPMG has a particularly generous maternity leave policy when compared with other US companies. They offer paid maternity leave up to 26 weeks, as well as an additional six weeks and two weeks for primary and non-primary caregivers, respectively.

At KPMG, you can typically after you have worked for the company for a set period of time, in accordance with your employment contract. Since FMLA is unpaid leave, you may be able to use disability benefits, sick days, paid time off, and state-funded parental leave during FMLA leave.

Who is Eligible for Parental Leave at KPMG?

Full-time employees at KPMG may be eligible for benefits such as health insurance, disability insurance, and paid time off, including medical leave, after a probationary period.

Per the US Department of Labor, employees must meet the following requirements for FMLA claims:

  • Employees must be employed by a covered employer.
  • Employers must employ more than 50 employees within 75 miles.
  • Employees must have worked for the employer for a minimum of 12 months, non-consecutive, within the past seven years. Exceptions apply to employees who have experienced a break in employment due to military service or a legally binding written agreement.
  • Employees must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of the leave. (Different requirements apply to airline flight crew members.)

What Is FMLA?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal program that permits eligible employees to take unpaid leave for specific family and medical events without losing their job or group health insurance benefits. FMLA can be used to take 12 weeks of leave within a 12-month period for:

  • Childbirth
  • Adoption
  • Serious employee health conditions
  • Serious family member health conditions
  • Covered active military duty conditions

FMLA also offers 26 work weeks off during a 12-month period to care for a military servicemember in the employee's immediate family who is ill or injured.

Do All States Offer Parental Leave Programs?

KPMG has offices across the US and around the world. Paid parental leave and FMLA policies vary depending on the state, so it is important to understand the terms for your particular location.

Take a look at DoNotPay's FMLA state guides to learn more:

AlabamaArkansasFloridaGeorgia
MississippiNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaDelaware
MaineMarylandMassachusettsNew HampshireNew Jersey
New YorkPennsylvaniaRhode IslandVermontVirginia
IndianaIllinoisKentuckyWyomingMichigan
WisconsinAlaskaNebraskaOklahomaMissouri
TennesseeTexasArizonaNew MexicoColorado
IdahoMontanaNevadaOregonSouth Dakota
CaliforniaUtah

How to Request KPMG Maternity Leave on Your Own

Requesting maternity leave from KPMG can be as simple as contacting your HR department. Requesting paid parental leave from the state or FMLA is more complex.

Follow these steps to request maternity leave without assistance:

  1. Typically your HR department will handle leave requests, so a good first step is to contact them in writing with a letter or email to request information regarding company policy for parental leave.
  2. Per company policy, submit your request for any applicable paid time, including PTO, vacation time, sick time, and disability, as permitted or required in accordance with your contract.
  3. If HR does not handle state and federal requests, you will need to submit your applications to the appropriate state and federal entities.
  4. Each state has different requirements, so be sure to check out DoNotPay's resources by state listed above.
  5. Have your doctor fill out an FMLA Medical Certification Form and submit it to the Department of Labor within 15 days.
  6. You will receive an FMLA Notification Form with your approval. Submit this form within two days of requesting FMLA leave from your employer.
  7. Once leave is approved, provide at least 30 days advance notice to KPMG.

Note that you are not guaranteed FMLA approval, so it is important to complete your FMLA forms in a timely fashion.

Partner With DoNotPay to Request KPMG Parental Leave and FMLA

Applying for maternity leave can be exhausting and confusing. DoNotPay's user-friendly products are designed to help you organize maternity leave quickly and easily, so you can get back to planning for your new arrival.

If you need to request maternity leave at KPMG, DoNotPay can help with six easy steps:

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Indicate whether you are the birth parent or not (birth parents have a few additional legal protections).

  5. Enter the name of your company and the person to address this request to.

  6. Select whether you want us to email the request to your employer on your behalf.

Why Use DoNotPay for Your KPMG Parental Leave Request

At , we aim to smooth out the bumps in the road, so you can pay more attention to preparing for your new arrival. DoNotPay's services are:

  • Fast - Don't waste time trying to figure out how to submit all the forms and requests.
  • Easy - Avoid time-consuming paperwork and track your progress.
  • Successful - Rest easy knowing that we will present the best case for you on a company, state, and federal level.

DoNotPay doesn't just work with KMPG. No matter who your employer is, we can help you apply for FMLA in every state, from California to New York, New Jersey, and Florida. We also help with other complex employer-related tasks like requesting sick leave or filing a complaint.

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