Father baby leave

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by KevJem, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. CoolArrow

    CoolArrow Member

    Anyone know how much time dad gets off for birth of child? Boss saying 3 days thought it was 5 days.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  3. CoolArrow

    CoolArrow Member

    No sorry total leave paid and unpaid thanks
     
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    FMLA, take as much time as you want. I took 3 weeks when mine was born. Your boss is full of crap.

    I think you can get 6 or 12 through fmla, not 100% on that
     
  5. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Fmla gives you 12 weeks. If you are in CA, you get 6 of those weeks paid.
     
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I took 4 weeks for my first kid. I think I only took a couple days for the second one.
     
  7. CoolArrow

    CoolArrow Member

    Thanks for the info everyone
     
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Nothing paid, take intermittent FMLA. Then you can take off any days needed but unpaid, for a year. If you take weeks you must use your available vaca and you may hold back one week of it.
     
  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You can't do intermittent fmla with the birth of a child. It can only be for caring for a sick relative
     
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You may be right...I thought it was for any family medical need.
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You don't have to take it all at once. You can break it up, but only up to 1 year after the birth of your child.
     
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Thats what I said, intermittent, so you can take a day here, or there for tests, etc. Important medical days. But I only took it for sick relatives, but I thought it was also for child birth.
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Yes it is also for child birth.
     
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Correct, you can take several " blocks of time", but single days doesn't work, unless the woman who set up my fmla lied to me, or more likely didn't know what the hell she was talking about
     
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We had lots of people abusing it with the single day bs. Management put a stop to that.
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    More than likely she didn't know what she is talking about or just didn't want to give you individual days off.
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Management does not have the authority to deny a valid fmla.
     
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  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    It was a lot of single day bs. Scheduling doctors appointments on Friday and such.

    They denied them and that was that.
     
  19. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Didn't know fmla was only valid on Tuesday through Thursday?
     
  20. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    But if you take FMLA will you get insurance? With the new insurance being so sketchy that would suck to take FMLA and not get all the follow up baby visits covered.