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Checklist: What to Ask HR About Maternity Leave

Every company’s different, and state laws differ, too. When you’re ready to talk to human resources, bring these questions. And take notes!
ByThe Bump Editors
Updated
March 2, 2017
Checklist: What to Ask HR About Maternity Leave
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[] What is going to happen during the rest of my pregnancy?

[] What kind of paid and unpaid leave is available?

[] While I am on leave, is my job protected?

[] What provisions are there for me to ease into coming back?

[] What type of leave do I have to cover my doctor’s appointments?

[] Is there less strenuous work available while I am pregnant?

[] What kind of policies do we have for maternity leave and bonding time?

[] Am I covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act or a similar state law?

[] What kind of policies do we have for short-term disability?

[] Does our state have a temporary disability program?

[] What will happen to my job while I am gone?

[] What will happen to my benefits while I am on leave?

[] What policies do you have to support new parents on the job?

 

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