Are You Entitled to Maternity Leave at Walgreens?

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Are You Entitled to Maternity Leave at Walgreens?

Surprisingly, in spite of the common knowledge that a good work-life balance and time with one's children creates more dedicated employees. Many employers do not provide beyond the unpaid leave that is provided to the employees of larger companies as a result of the Family Medical Leave Act. Walgreens, however, does have its own paid maternity leave benefits while they are available to full-time employees, and can even file your leave request with your employer or submit your applications for benefits.

What Are Parental Benefits Available for Walgreens Employees?

Full-time Walgreens employees are or paternity leave that includes:

  • Eight weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • An option of up to three additional weeks of unpaid parental leave

How to Apply for Walgreens Parental Leave Benefits

In order to access your Walgreens parental leave benefits, you must take the following steps:

Step OneNotify your employer at least 30 days in advance of your planned leave, including providing the start and end dates of the time you are requesting off.
Step TwoProvide documentation to show that the leave is being taken for a qualifying reason.
Step ThreeAfter your employer has evaluated your request, they will inform you of whether you qualify for Walgreens parental leave benefits and provide further instructions for you.

While this process sounds simple, there are a number of difficulties that can be encountered during the process, including determining the information you need to include in your request and the documentation you must include.

If Paid Benefits Aren't Available, You Can Seek FMLA Benefits

The Family Medical Leave Act requires that employers of companies with at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius provide up to 12 weeks of protected, unpaid leave that can be used as a parental leave benefit or accessed in order to provide care for an injured or ill family member or so that the employee can tend to their own medical needs.

The Difference Between FMLA and Walgreens Paid Parental Leave

FMLA is a federal law that provides up to 12 weeks of protected unpaid leave to employees who have worked for their employer for at least 12 months. Walgreens paid parental leave provides up to 8 weeks of protected, fully paid leave as well as the option of three additional weeks of unpaid leave for full-time employees regardless of how long they have been with the company.

Using DoNotPay to Obtain Your Parental Leave Benefits

DoNotPay can help you avoid the most frustrating parts of seeking parental leave benefits, including:

  • Determining the benefits you are eligible to receive. This can include benefits voluntarily provided by your employer, state-mandated benefits, and unpaid leave through FMLA.
  • Determining the information your employer needs in your request for parental leave benefits and sending a request to them on your behalf
  • Applying to receive your benefits

To Request Walgreens Parental Leave or Apply for Benefits Through DoNotPay

Follow these six easy steps in order to request parental leave through Walgreens or to apply for benefits using DoNotPay:

  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 eight 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.

That's it. If you apply to your state benefits program, we will mail your completed application for you, and you should receive confirmation from them within a few weeks. If you have us email your employer on your behalf, you should wait for a response from them to arrive by email, with their response being sent directly to the email you provided in our chat.

Why Trust DoNotPay to Help You Obtain Walgreens Maternity Leave Benefits?

People trust DoNotPay to help them with a number of daily tasks, including requesting family medical leave, paying traffic tickets, filing legal complaints, and much more because we make completing these tasks;

  1. Fast - The service is fast and deals with your parental leave request within the shortest time.
  2. Easy - You can apply for your FMLA leave by yourself, without the help of an attorney.
  3. Successful - You will find hundreds of positive online reviews from clients who have used DoNotPay for their FMLA leave requests successfully.

To learn about the services DoNotPay can provide to make your life easier and free up your time for the newest addition in your life, sign up or sign in today.

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