Fmla question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by doubletap, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. doubletap

    doubletap New Member

    Hey guys and gals. My wife and I are expecting a child here soon and I was wondering if it's worth the hassle using Fmla? Do you have to use all of your vacation first or how does that work. I don't care about getting a pay check I just want time off to help my wife as much as I can. I'm gonna use the paternity leave and I was hoping to get 2 weeks of Fmla leave. Also does it screw with your benefits being on Fmla? Thanks.

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  2. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    yes you have to use your vacations and /or sick days. HR has all the info you need. co. keeps your bennies up by fmla law.
  3. mnupsman1989

    mnupsman1989 New Member

    You can be made to take all but one week of your vacation, and no it will not affect your benifits.

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  4. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    When my son was born I scheduled my vacations around the due date. I also filled out the fmla paper work just in case. Spend the time with your wife and child while you can. You will not regret it.
  5. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    when my last kid was born FMLA guaranteed me 3 months off. didn't see one day of peak that year.

    fill out the paperwork. no matter what they tell you if you are off for more than one week unpaid without FMLA they will drop your benefits
  6. Brownslave688

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

    They may drop u but u should contact them. The law says they must maintain your benefits.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    The DOL is your source.
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

  9. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    In my case, NOTICE, I SAID "IN MY CASE", when I had to stay with mom while she was dying, I applied for FMLA. There was a glitch (go figger) in the system. Co. and Mangler was OK with me off work. Said, "Take all the time you need". Did. Was off for more than 3 Mos. Used SOME of Vac, not all. Got her affairs straightened out. Came back to work, no questions. Retired at end of yr. All bennies intact.

    Be sure to check, in your case. May not be same. I was lucky (or was model employee).