A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Maternity Leave at PwC

Parental Leave Requests & Benefits A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Maternity Leave at PwC

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Maternity Leave at PwC

As you prepare to welcome a new child into your family, whether through pregnancy or adoption, you will rightfully want to spend time away from work to bond with your new family member. Although companies are not required to provide paid parental leave,  support parents as they adjust to life with a new child. 

PwC Maternity Leave Policies

, including the following:

  • Up to eight weeks of paid parental leave to new parents
  • An additional two weeks to new parents welcoming more than one child on the same date
  • Parents can also work 60% of their hours with full-time pay for an extra four weeks immediately after paid parental leave
  • Up to four weeks of Paid Family Care Leave to allow employees to care for family members

All of these policies allow you to spend time away from work while still collecting paychecks, helping you to focus on the needs of your family. If these periods don't supply enough time to take care of your personal life, you may also be able to apply for FMLA to supplement your time off from work.

What Is the Difference between Paid Family and Medical Leave Versus FMLA?

Paid family leave, like PwC maternity benefits, supplies parents with their regular pay, despite them not going to work for a predetermined amount of time. FMLA, or the Family and Medical Leave Act, allows individuals up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualifying medical conditions or events. This law ensures that your job will still be there for you when you return from leave.

If your company offers paid family leave, it's best to explore those options before opting to choose unpaid FMLA. FMLA has a time and a place, but many families find that they can't afford to take the whole 12 weeks of unpaid time off. If you want more paid time off after welcoming a new family member, your employer may allow you to take additional sick or vacation days to fill in those gaps. 

FMLA by State

If you want to request extended family and medical leave to supplement your PwC maternity leave, you may be able to get additional weeks off, though unpaid, with FMLA.

Check out DoNotPay's state guides about FMLA:

MississippiNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaDelaware
MaineMarylandMassachusettsNew HampshireNew Jersey
New YorkPennsylvaniaRhode IslandVermontVirginia
TennesseeTexasArizonaNew MexicoColorado
IdahoMontanaNevadaOregonSouth Dakota

How to Apply For PwC Maternity Leave On Your Own

When the time comes to apply for PwC maternity leave, you should follow these four steps:

  1. Notify your direct supervisor of your upcoming request
  2. Speak with your human resources contact about the amount of parental leave you want
  3. Log into your employee benefits portal
  4. File a request within the portal when applicable

How to Request Parental Leave With DoNotPay

If you would rather let DoNotPay handle the hard work for you, you'll be in excellent hands. DoNotPay can contact your employer on your behalf and fill out relevant forms, so that you don't have to.

Here’s what to do:

  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.


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