Piper & Gold Public Relations

Size of Company: 1-10 employees

Length of Policy: 7-10 weeks

Parental Leave Mazel tov! The Family and Medical Leave Act requires employers to provide unpaid leave for employees, following the birth or adoption of a child. The bad news: Our firm is not covered by FMLA, because we employ fewer than 50 people. The good news: We’re not jerks! Full-time regular employees, who have been employed for at least one year, are eligible for up to 10 weeks paid parental leave following the birth, surrogate birth or adoption of a child. The first eight weeks will be fully out of the office, with weeks nine and 10 at full pay but part-time status as agreed upon between the employee and Kate. In addition, full-time regular employees may take a total of 12 weeks of leave. If you require parental leave you must inform Kate at least 30 days in advance of the expected start of the leave (If you recall health class… that should be plenty of time.). If you take leave, you are still responsible for handing off all of your projects, to the extent possible, prior to the start of your leave.